5 Thailand Baht Coin Design
The 5 Thailand baht coin front design features the portrait of King Vajiralongkorn (King of Thailand). The reverse of the coin presents the Vajiralongkorn’s monogram followed by the denomination and the issue date. This coin is part of the 2018 – 2020 (2561 – 2563) series, and its color is silver.
Text: มหาวชิราลงกรณ รัชกาลที่ ๑๐ ประเทศไทย พ.ศ. ๒๕๖๑ วปร ๕ บาท 5
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The Thai baht began as a conventional unit of mass, consisting of solid silver pieces cast in various weights to correspond to a traditional system of units linked by simple fractions and multiples, one of which was the baht.
Before 1860, Thailand did not use common coins. Used Cowrie shells from the Mekong River as currency in small quantities since the Sukhothai period.
Later, replaced this system by a coin called a “bullet”, which consisted of metal bars, thicker in the middle, bent to form a complete circle on which identification marks were stamped.
In 1860 introduced modern coins; these coins were silver and gold until 1895.
Between 1897 and 1937, issued coins in cupronickel and bronze until 1941, introduced silver coins again in denominations of 5, 10, and 20 satang.
Produced Several Thai coins without changing the date for several years.
Between 1986 and 1988 issued A new currency, consisting of 1, 5, and 10 satang, 25 and 50 satang, 1 baht, 5 baht, and 10 baht. Also in 2005, launched the 2 baht.
Also in 2008, announced by the Ministry of Finance and the Royal Thai Mint a new family of coins, launched in 2009.
The 2 baht coin was changed from nickel-plated low carbon steel to aluminium bronze, as this was identical in color and size to the 1 baht coin, making its use confusing.
Also in 2009, introduced first a new 2 baht coin, followed by a satang coin, a 5 baht coin , a 10 baht coin , and a 1 baht coin.
Finally, in 2018, released by the Royal Thai Mint and the Ministry of Finance a new series of general circulation coins featuring a portrait of their current king, Maha Vajiralongkorn, with the same basic characteristics as before.
Thailand currency symbol
The baht is the official currency of Thailand. The official currency symbol: ฿. The Thai baht began as a conventional unit of mass, consisting of solid silver pieces cast in various weights to correspond to a traditional system of units linked by simple fractions and multiples, one of which was the baht.