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500 Baht 2020, Thailand

in Krause book Number: 138
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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500 Baht 2020




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

Prajadhipok (Thai: ประชาธิปก, RTGS: Prachathipok, 8 November 1893 – 30 May 1941), also Rama VII, was the seventh monarch of Siam of the Chakri dynasty. His reign was a turbulent time for Siam due to political and social changes during the Revolution of 1932. He is to date the only Siamese monarch of the Chakri Dynasty to abdicate.


In the lower left corner - King Prajadhipok hands over the constitution on Dec 10, 1932 following a coup by Khana Rassadorn Party on June 24.

The People's Party, known in Thai as Khana Ratsadon (Thai: คณะราษฎร), was a Siamese group of military and civil officers, and later a political party, which staged a bloodless revolution against King Prajadhipok's government and transformed the country's absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy on 24 June 1932.

On June 24, 1932, Khana Ratsadon staged a bloodless coup d'état. Siam became a constitutional monarchy, ending 150 years of absolute rule by the Chakri dynasty and 700 years of absolute rule by the kings of Siam.

The revolutionaries made Pridi Panomyong their president and termed themselves the "promoters" (Thai: ผู้ก่อการ; RTGS: Phu Ko Kan). The party determined a sixfold objective which was later called the "Six Principles" (Thai: หลักหกประการ; RTGS: Lak Hok Prakan), as follows:

1. To maintain the supreme power of the Thai people.

2. To maintain national security.

3. To maintain the economic welfare of the Thai people in accordance with the National Economic Project.

4. To protect the equality of the Thai people.

5. To maintain the people's rights and liberties, insofar as they are not inconsistent with any of the above-mentioned principles.

6. To provide public education for all citizens.


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

Ananda Mahidol (Thai: พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรเมนทรมหาอานันทมหิดล; RTGS: Ananthamahidon; 20 September 1925 - 9 June 1946), posthumous reigning title Phra Athamaramathibodin (Thai: พระอัฐมรามาธิบดินทร), was the eighth monarch of Siam (1935-1939) and Thailand (1939-1946) from the Chakri dynasty as Rama VIII. At the time he was recognised as king by the National Assembly in March 1935, he was a nine-year-old boy living in Switzerland. He returned to Thailand in December 1945, but six months later, in June 1946, he was found shot dead in his bed. Although at first thought to have been an accident, his death was ruled a murder by medical examiners, and three royal pages were later executed following very irregular trials. The mysterious circumstances surrounding his death have been the subject of much controversy.


In lower right corner - Ananda (centre) and Bhumibol (left) arrive at Don Muang airport in Bangkok, December 1945.


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.