Bank set to issue new B50 notes
PHUKET: Following its issue of a special commemorative B100 note to mark the 84th birthday of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Bank of Thailand is now preparing to begin issuing a new design of B50 bill to replace the ones currently in circulation.
Tuesday 3 January 2012, 04:50PM
The new bill, which will start to be seen in public in a middle of January will be similar to the current one, but with part of the number 50 printed in purple on the front and part on the back, so that when the bill is held to the light the entire number ‘50’ will be visible.
The back of the note will carry an image of the King Naresuan Monumen in a middle and of the Chai Mongkol Pagoda on the right.
The new bill, the Bank of Thailand says, is being produced using the most modern technology to prevent counterfeiting and to give the note a longer life. As the new note is distributed through the country, older ones will gradually be withdrawn.
On December 2 the Bank began sending out its gold-coloured commemorative B100 note to those who had already booked. A total of 9,999,999 notes are being issued, available only in special packages.
One package, priced at B200, contains a brochure with the bill mounted in it. The other, at B500, comes complete with the brochure and a special carrier bag.
To buy either package, collectors should enquire at their local bank.