The Bank of Thailand has put new 500 and 1,000 THB banknotes in circulation on July 28th to mark His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun’s birthday; BoT Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob has revealed.
The front of both the new 500 and 1,000 THB banknotes show a portrait of King Vajiralongkorn in an air force commander uniform. The back of the 500 THB banknotes features a portrait of King Rama VII and King Rama VIII in pairs, while the back of the 1,000 THB banknotes show a portrait of King Bhumibol and King Vajiralongkorn. Since the banknotes of these two dominations are of a high value they are produced using special technologies to prevent forgery. Mr Veerathai said the two new banknotes were available at all commercial banks and financial institutions from July 28th. Previously banknotes with King Rama X’s image were limited to 20 THB, 50 THB and 100 THB notes. They were released April 6th; the 236th anniversary of the Chakri dynasty’s foundation.