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20 Baht 1967, Thailand

in Krause book Number: 77
Years of issue: 1965 - 1969
Signatures: Sommai Hoontrakul, Bisudhi Nimmanhaemin
Serie: 1948 Issue, Series 9
Specimen of: 1953
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 146 х 86
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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Rama IX

HM The King Rama IX.


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Rama IX

The engraving on banknote is made after this photo of HM The King Rama IX with the Queen Sikirit.

HM The King Rama IX in military uniform (in young age).

Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช; 5 December 1927 – 13 October 2016), conferred with the title King Bhumibol the Great in 1987 (officially conferred by King Vajiralongkorn in 2019), was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri dynasty, titled Rama IX. Reigning since 9 June 1946, he was the world's longest-reigning current head of state from the death of Emperor Hirohito of Japan in 1989 until his own death in 2016, and is the third-longest verified reigning sovereign monarch in world history after King Louis XIV and Queen Elizabeth II, reigning for 70 years and 126 days. During his reign, he was served by a total of 30 prime ministers beginning with Pridi Banomyong and ending with Prayut Chan-o-cha.

King Bhumibol is respected and revered by most Thais. In 1957, the overthrow of his then government was justified with allegations of lèse majesté, which is offence against the dignity of the monarch, punishable under Thai law. Although Bhumibol did invite public criticism in a 2005 speech, the lèse majesté laws have not been revoked by the Thai parliament.

Forbes estimated Bhumibol's fortune-including property and investments managed by the Crown Property Bureau (CPB), a unique body that is neither private nor government-owned-to be US$30 billion in 2010, and he was the leader of the magazine's list of "The World's Richest Royals" from 2008 to 2013. In May 2014, Bhumibol's wealth was once again listed as US$30 billion. Officially the assets managed by the CPB are owned by the crown as an institution, not Bhumibol Adulyadej as an individual.

Dusit Maha Prasat, Chakri Maha Prasat Hall

Centered is Dusit Maha Prasat, Chakri Maha Prasat Hall, Bangkok, Thailand (as a part of The Grand Palace).

This building was a royal residence built by King Rama V in 1877. The original design by the British architect, Mr.John Clunish, called for three domes over the building. But by the suggestion of the former regent, Somdej Chao Phraya Borom Haha Sri Suriyawong, King Rama V had them changed to Prasat spires. So, this is the only one building in The Grand Palace that mixed the lower part of the throne hall in European style with Thai style roof. King Rama V used this building as his residence. Later it was used by the King to receive the credentials from ambassadors. And now, this building is used for state banquets. It is three-storeyed building, built on the paln of the letter “T”. The front of the building consists of three parts. They are the East Wing, the Central and the West Wing. These parts are connected by long corridors.

The Grand Palace (Thai: พระบรมมหาราชวัง) is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court, and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925. King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), resided at the Chitralada Royal Villa and his successor King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) at the Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall, both in the Dusit Palace, but the Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year. The palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand.


Emblem of Thailand (Siam), the three-headed elephant Erawan is in the lower right corner.


On the top is the national emblem of Thailand - Garuda.


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Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is a former reception hall within Dusit Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. It now serves as a museum and is from time to time employed for certain state occasions.

One year after the completion of the Amphorn Satharn Villa within the Dusit Palace in 1906, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) commissioned the construction of a reception hall to replace the one built during the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV).

King Chulalongkorn died in 1910 and the building was finally completed in 1915.

The building in Italian Renaissance and Neo Classic style was commissioned to the architects Mario Tamagno and Annibale Rigotti. Marble from Carrara, Italy, and other foreign materials were used. Italian sculptor Vittorio Novi, who would later also work on the Mahadthai udthit Bridge (สะพานมหาดไทยอุทิศ), was employed with his nephew Rudolfo Nolli.

The Throne Hall is a two storey construction with a large dome (49.5 m. high) in the centre, surrounded by six smaller domes. The domes and walls are covered with paintings by Professor Galileo Chini and Carlo Riguli depicting the history of the Chakri Dynasty, from the first to the sixth reign.


Black serial number.

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama IX) ascended the throne on June 9, 1946. During the early part of his reign there were a large number of counterfeit notes of 8th Series.

The reasons were that the designs were not intaglio printed and the printing was carried out in a hurry, causing a lack of quality. The Ministry of Finance thus permitted the Bank of Thailand to place orders for banknotes with Thomas de la Rue after learning that the company was ready to resume operations.

Banknotes 9th Series, had have been in circulation for over twenty years. For this reason, people are quite familiar with the colors of each type and denomination, making it difficult to forge. It can be assumed that the colors the 9th Series are the standard for current Thai banknotes.