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100 Baht 2015. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorns 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary, Thailand

in Krause book Number: 127
Years of issue: 2015
Signatures: Finance Minister of Thailand: Sommai Phasee (in office August 2014 - August 2015), Governor of the Bank of Thailand: Prasarn Trairatvorakul (in office 1 October 2010 - 30 September 2015)
Serie: Commemorative issue
Specimen of: 2015
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 150 х 72
Printer: Note printing Works, Banknote management group, Bank of Thailand

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100 Baht 2015. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorns 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary




HM The King Rama IX. Denomination.


100 Baht 2015. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorns 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary


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 2015. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorns 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary

Commemorative banknote: Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary.


Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn with royal regalia.

Princess Sirindhorn of Thailand, the Princess Royal and the Princess Debaratana Rajasuda (Thai: มหาจักรีสิรินธร, Maha Chakkri Sirinthon; born April 2, 1955), formerly Princess Sirindhorn Debaratanasuda Kitivadhanadulsobhak (Thai: สมเด็จพระเจ้าลูกเธอ เจ้าฟ้าสิรินธรเทพรัตนสุดา กิติวัฒนาดุลโสภาคย์; RTGS: Sirinthontheppharattanasuda Kitiwatthanadunlasophak), is the second daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and younger sister of King Vajiralongkorn. Thais commonly refer to her as "Phra Thep" (Thai: พระเทพ), meaning "princess angel". Her title in Thai is the female equivalent of the title once held by her brother, King Maha Vajiralongkorn. The Thai constitution was altered in 1974 to allow for female succession, thus making her eligible for the throne. Having been the eldest female child of the royal family (excluding Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya, who married a foreign commoner), her position is comparable to a princess royal.


Right, top is the royal monogram of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.


On the left side is the photo - King Bhumibol Adulyadej with a camera, behind him - Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, with a folder and a bag and Queen Sirikit.

The photo is dedicated to the work of the princess with her father in various public projects.

Unfortunately, so far, I have not found just such a photo, I continue to search. However, in my opinion, the princess in the photo is approximately 35-40 years old. Therefore, I dare to conclude that it was made between 1993 and 2000.

On the site I put a photo of the princess in 1995, in which, in my opinion, she corresponds to the photo on the banknote, in terms of age.


Right and left of the princess are the flowers, to represent the Princess's work in botany.

Right of the Princess are Plumerias.

Plumeria, also known as frangipani, is a genus of flowering plants in the subfamily Rauvolfioideae, of the family Apocynaceae. Most species are deciduous shrubs or small trees. The species variously are endemic to the Neotropical realm (in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, and as far south as Brazil and north as Florida in the United States), but are sometimes grown as cosmopolitan ornamentals in warm regions.


Left of the Princess is Zingiber spectabile.

Plants of the genus Zingiber spectabile are known for their succulent, fleshy rhizomes and showy, cone-shaped inflorescences of bright colors, for which they are often grown as garden and indoor ornamental plants. Stems, leaves and rhizomes of certain species are widely used in cooking as fragrant spices. The scientific name of the genus (Zingiber) is derived from the word "singabera", which is translated from Sanskrit as "horned root".

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