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100 Baht 2016, Thailand

in Krause book Number: 120
Years of issue: 2016
Signatures: Finance Minister of Thailand: Apisak Tantivorawong (in office August 2015 - July 2019)Governor of the Bank of Thailand: Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob (in office 1 October 2015 - 30 September 2020)
Serie: 2010 - 2017 Issue
Specimen of: 2010
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 150 х 72
Printer: Note printing Works, Banknote management group, Bank of Thailand

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100 Baht 2016




HM The King Rama IX. Denomination.


100 Baht 2016


King Rama IX in the Royal House of Chakri gown.

Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช; (Sanskrit: bhūmi·bala atulya·teja - "might of the land, unparalleled brilliance"); 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.

Forbes estimated Bhumibol's fortune – including property and investments managed by the Crown Property Bureau, a body that is neither private nor government-owned (assets managed by the Bureau were owned by the crown as an institution, not by the monarch as an individual) – to be US$30 billion in 2010, and he headed the magazine's list of the "world's richest royals" from 2008 to 2013. In May 2014, Bhumibol's wealth was again listed as US$30 billion.

After a period of deteriorating health which left him hospitalized on several occasions, Bhumibol died on 13 October 2016 in Siriraj Hospital. He was highly revered by the people in Thailand – some saw him as close to divine. Notable political activists and Thai citizens who criticized the king or the institution of monarchy were often forced into exile or to suffer frequent imprisonments, yet many cases were dropped before being proceeded or were eventually given royal pardon. His cremation was held on 26 October 2017 at the royal crematorium at Sanam Luang. His son, Maha Vajiralongkorn, succeeded him as King.

The Monogram of HM The King Rama IX is on foil part, above denomination 100 (right side).

Each of the members of royal family has its own symbolic color and monogram. Thus, even just seeing the monogram it is possible to determine, without any photos, who personally present at the event.

As a part of monogram of King is the Great Crown of Victory, the most important royal regalia and a symbol of royal power. The royal crown is of a traditional Siamese conical shape. Its top symbolizes the authority of the king in heaven and its base his caring for his people on earth. The crown is 66 cm. high.

In top is the national emblem of Thailand - Garuda.

At the bottom is stylized Lotus flower.


100 Baht 2016

On banknote are: Statue of the King Taksin the Great in Thonburi Palace, equestrian statue of King Taksin the Great, fresque on equestrian statue, Thonburi Palace itself and Wichai Prasit Fort.


Statue of the King Taksin the Great in Thonburi Palace, also known in Thai as Phra Racha Wang Derm.

King Taksin the Great (Thai: สมเด็จพระเจ้าตากสินมหาราช, Somdet Phra Chao Taksin Maharat or the King of Thonburi (Thai: สมเด็จพระเจ้ากรุงธนบุรี, Somdet Phra Chao Krung Thon Buri; April 17, 1734 – April 7, 1782) was the only king of the Thonburi Kingdom. He had been an aristocrat in the Ayutthaya Kingdom and then was a major leader during the liberation of Siam from Burmese occupation after the Second Fall of Ayutthaya in 1767, and the subsequent unification of Siam after it fell under various warlords. He established the city of Thonburi as the new capital, as the city of Ayutthaya had been almost completely destroyed by the invaders. His reign was characterized by numerous wars; he fought to repel new Burmese invasions and to subjugate the northern Thai kingdom of Lanna, the Laotian principalities, and a threatening Cambodia.

Although warfare occupied most of Taksin's reign, he paid a great deal of attention to politics, administration, economy, and the welfare of the country. He promoted trade and fostered relations with foreign countries. He had roads built and canals dug. Apart from restoring and renovating temples, the king attempted to revive literature, and various branches of the arts such as drama, painting, architecture and handicrafts. He also issued regulations for the collection and arrangement of various texts to promote education and religious studies.

He was taken in a coup d'état and executed, and succeeded by his long-time friend Maha Ksatriyaseuk, who then assumed the throne, founding the Rattanakosin Kingdom and the Chakri dynasty, which has since ruled Thailand. In recognition for his deeds, he was later awarded the title of Maharaj (The Great).


Lower, right is a Thonburi Palace, also known in Thai as Phra Racha Wang Derm.

Thonburi Palace, also known in Thai as Phra Racha Wang Derm (Thai: พระราชวังเดิม, RTGS: Phraratchawang Doem, literally former palace), is the former royal palace of King Taksin, who ruled the Siamese (Thai) kingdom of Thonburi following the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767 and up until the establishment of Rattanakosin in 1782. It later served as the residence of several high-ranking members of the Chakri dynasty until 1900 when the palace became the site of the Royal Thai Naval Academy. The palace is now within the grounds of the Royal Thai Navy headquarters in Bangkok, and is open for group visits pending advance appointment.


King Taksin the Great Monument. This is an equestrian statue situated at Wongwian Yai Circle on Prachathipok Road. The king is portrayed with his right hand holding a sword, measuring approximately 9 meters in height from his horse’s feet to the spire of his hat. The statue rests on a reinforced concrete pedestal of 8.90 x 1.80 x 3.90 metres. There are four frames of stucco relief on the two sides of the pedestal. The opening ceremony of this monument was held on 17 April, 1954 and a homage-paying fair takes place annually on 28 December.

Sculptor(s): Silpa Bhirasri (1892 – 1962) was an Italian sculptor born under the name of Corrado Feroci who traveled to Thailand in 1923. When Italy surrendered to the Allies during WW II, Feroci changed his name and became a Thai national in 1944 to avoid arrest by the occupying Japanese army. Previously estranged from his wife in Italy, in his later years he married one of his Thai students.

The statue is made of blackened metal and is one and a half times taller than the late King. Professor Silpa portrayed the image of King Taksin as one of the greatest warriors in Thai history with the statue displaying the composed, brave and determined charisma of great warriors. His steed is a strong war horse ready to charge into battle on command to bring a historic victory back to its motherland.

In the statue King Taksin wears a military chief’s uniform and sits straight on his favourite horse. His thighs are pressed against the body of the horse while his feet are in the stirrups, ready to command the horse to charge forward. His left hand holds the reins while the right hand holds a raised sword as a signal to direct his troop to wait for the command to engage in the fight against the enemy.

On his head is a broad-brimmed hat with a feather on top. His face slightly turns towards the left with his chin slightly raised as if evaluating the situation. The eyes portray the late King’s bravery and calm. The eyebrows are pushed together as if in deep thought. Below the moustache, the lips are pressed tight reflecting determination and decisiveness.

The statue’s design reflects Professor Silpa’s view to portray King Taksin the Great as the greatest warrior with strong determination and decisiveness, and a smart and composed King wanting to liberate his country and bring peace and unity back to his people. (


On the right, above - one of the frescoes on the pedestal of the equestrian statue to King Taksin the Great.

On the fresque - King Taksin the ​Great persuadin​g his contingent to fight during the time of war.

Wichai Prasit Fort

On left side is Wichai Prasit Fort.

Wichai Yen Fort was behind many stories in Thai’s history. Being called Wichai Prasit Fort nowadays, which located by the Chao Phraya western riverbank where we are able to see a magnificent view of Bangkok.

Wichai Prasit Fort was built in the reign of King Narai on May13, 1780 in the name of “Fort Bangkok” or “Forte Wichai Yen”, named after Constantine Falcon or Chao Phraya Vishyent who told King Narai to build a forte. He is also the person who designs and controls the construction itself.

Originally build two fortresses. On different sides of the river on the east and west with a large chain stretching across the river to each other on both sides to protect the enemy from invading the sea .But eastern side of Bangkok Forte was demolished in the reign of King Phra Phetracha and become the current queen’s school. For architecture is a 2-layer brick masonry, octagonal shape surrounded by cannons inner fortress wall. There are two round towers located on the north and south corners.

After King Taksin’s coronation of Thonburi Kingdom, he established the palace in the western side and renovated the fort then renamed to “Wichaiprasit Fort”.

Wichai Prasit Fort is currently in charge of the Royal Thai Navy. It was used as a salute in various ceremonies and a flagpole was installed in the center of the fort. In order to fly the flages and the naval commander’s flag. (Pacific Leisure - Thailand)

In the top right corner is Garuda - national emblem of Thailand.