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100 Baht 2020, Thailand

in Krause book Number: 137
Years of issue: 2020
Signatures: Finance Minister of Thailand: Mr. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Governor of the Bank of Thailand: Dr. Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput
Serie: 2018 King Maha Vajiralongkorn Issue
Specimen of: 28.07.2018
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 150 х 72
Printer: Note printing Works, Banknote management group, Bank of Thailand

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HM The King Rama X. Denomination. Horizontal dark lines.


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H.M. King Vajiralongkorn, Rama X, in the uniform of the commander of the Royal Thai Air Force.

Vajiralongkorn (Thai: วชิราลงกรณ; RTGS: Wachiralongkon; born 28 July 1952) is King of Thailand. He is the only son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. In 1972, at the age of 20, he was made crown prince by his father. After his father's death on 13 October 2016, he was expected to ascend to the throne of Thailand but asked for time to mourn before taking the throne. He accepted the throne on the night of 1 December 2016. His coronation took place from 4-6 May 2019. The Thai government retroactively declared his reign to have begun on 13 October 2016, upon his father's death.[6] As the tenth monarch of the Chakri dynasty, he is also styled as Rama X. Aged 64 at that time, Vajiralongkorn became the oldest Thai monarch to ascend to the throne.

He is the wealthiest monarch in the world, with a net worth estimated to be between US$30 billion and US$70 billion.


On top is a Monogram of HM The King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

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


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King Chulalongkorn, in the uniform of a Field Marshal of the Armed Forces of Thailand.

Chulalongkorn (Thai: จุฬาลงกรณ์, 20 September 1853 – 23 October 1910) was the fifth monarch of Siam under the House of Chakri, titled Rama V. He was known to the Siamese of his time as Phra Phuttha Chao Luang (พระพุทธเจ้าหลวง, the Royal Buddha).

Chulalongkorn's reign was characterised by the modernisation of Siam, governmental and social reforms, and territorial concessions to the British and French. As Siam was surrounded by European colonies, Chulalongkorn, through his policies and acts, ensured the independence of Siam. All his reforms were dedicated to ensuring Siam's independence given the increasing encroachment of Western powers, so that Chulalongkorn earned the epithet Phra Piya Maharat (พระปิยมหาราช, the Great Beloved King).


In the lower left corner - King Chulalongkorn in car, during his visit to Norway, in 1907.

King Chulalongkorn visited Europe twice, in 1897 and 1907, intending to seek political allies to secure Siam’s independence and to improve diplomatic relations with European countries.

The longest visit to Europe was the one in 1907, and he visited Norway that summer. The King was also very interested in photography, and his unique photos have now been published with the help of the National Archives of Norway and Thailand.

King Chulalongkorn arrived in Norway on 5 July 1907. In Norway, he was met by the newly crowned King Haakon VII and Queen Maud. The journey was not a diplomatic journey in itself, but the visit helped to strengthen the diplomatic relations between the two kingdoms of Siam and Norway.

The arrival marked the start of a 28-day journey through Norway for the King and his entourage of 20 people. During the journey, he experienced Norwegian nature, saw and learned about the Norwegian industry and met a wide range of the Norwegian population.

Throughout the journey, the King wrote letters home to his daughter, Princess Nibha Nobhadol. These letters were later collected and published in book form. The collection is called “Klai Ban”, which means “far from home”. (


Right - King Vajiravudh, in the uniform of a Field Marshal of the Armed Forces of Thailand.

Vajiravudh (Thai: วชิราวุธ, RTGS: Wachirawut, 1 January 1881 - 26 November 1925) was the sixth monarch of Siam under the Chakri dynasty as Rama VI. He ruled from 23 October 1910 until his death in 1925. King Vajiravudh is best known for his efforts to create and promote Siamese nationalism. His reign was characterized by Siam's movement further towards democracy and minimal participation in World War I. He had keen interests in Siamese history, archaeology, and literature, as well as economics, politics and world affairs, and founded the country's first university, Chulalongkorn University.

In lower right corner - King Vajiravudh on a horse and a rider behind him, with a flag. Symbolizes the contribution of the king in the foundation of the Page Corps (military educational institution) (photo not yet found!).

Even before his coronation, Vajiravudh initiated several reforms. He organized Siam's defence and established military academies. He created the rank of "general" for the first time in Siam, with his uncle, Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse as the first Siamese Field Marshal. On 11 November 1910, Vajiravudh underwent a provisional coronation ceremony, with a more lavish one planned for after the funerary rites of his father were complete.

His first act following his accession to the throne was to build the Royal Pages College, subsequently renamed Vajiravudh College by King Prajadhipok to honour his brother. It was built as an all-boy's boarding school in the same tradition as English public schools such as Eton and Harrow. The school was built instead of a royal monastery, formerly a custom of Thai kings, as King Vajiravudh deemed that there were already too many temples in Bangkok. In his own hand written letter, King Vajiravudh wrote that "In the Royal Pages College, what I want is not so much to turn out model boys, all of the same standard, all brilliant scholars with thousands of marks each, as to turn out efficient young men - young men who will be physically and morally clean, and who will be looking forward keenly to take up whatever burden the future of our state may lay upon them". Later he also raised the Civil Servant School to "Chulalongkorn Academy for Civil Officials", then Chulalongkorn University. Both Vajiravudh College and Chulalongkorn University still benefit from the funds that King Vajiravudh set aside for the use of the two elite institutions.


Top, right is The Emblem of the Royal House of Chakri.

Emblem of the Royal House of Chakri, the ruling Dynasty of Thailand (formerly Siam), founded in 1782. The Emblem depicts a 'Chakra' (disc) and a 'Trisula' (trident) intertwined. Both of these objects are weapons of Vishnu (of which the Kings of Siam believe themselves to be 'Avatars'). The symbols also directly relate to King Rama I's pre-coronation title of "Chao Phraya Chakri", which in itself is a combination of the word 'Chak' and 'Tri', thus denoting the two weapons.

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