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50 Santang, (1942)
Japanese Intervention, WWII

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Front: King Ananda Mahidol (1925-1946), King Rama VIII of Thailand 1935-1946

He was recongized as king by the National Assembly in 1935 when he was a nine-year-old boy living in Switzerland. He returned to Thailand in 1945 but was murdered six months later in 1946.

Back: Royal Grand Palace in Bangkok

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Royal Grand Palace

Royal Grand Palace

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10 Baht, (1969-1978)

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Front: King Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927-2016), King Rama IX of Thailand 1946-2016

King Bhumibol was born at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His father, Prince Mahidol (son of King Chulalongkorn), was studying medicine at Harvard University. At the time of birth, he was known as Phra Ong Chao (a prince of lesser status than Chao Fa, but higher than Mom Chao) Bhumibol Adulyadej, reflecting the fact that his mother was a commoner.

Phra Ong Chao Bhumibol attended primary school in Bangkok. At the age of six, he went with his family to Switzerland where he continued his secondary education. He graduated high school with major in French literature, Latin, and Greek. He was studying science at the University of Lausanne when his elder brother, Phra Ong Chao Ananda Mahidol was crowned King of Thailand. King Ananda Mahidol (King Rama VIII) then elevated his brother and sister to the Chao Fa status in 1935. He went back to Thailand briefly in 1938, but returned to Switzerland for further study until 1945.

Upon premature death of his brother King Ananda Mahidol in 1946, Chao Fa Bhumibol acceded to the throne. He appointed his uncle, Rangsit, as Prince Regent so that he can go back to Switzerland to finish his study. He switched his major to Law and Political Science, as this would be more useful now that he was becoming king.

While finishing his degree in Switzerland, he visited automobile-manufacturing plants in Paris frequently. It was in Paris that he first met a distant cousin of his, Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara, daughter of the Thai ambassador to France. They were married on April 28, 1950, just a week before his coronation.

He is currently the world's longest-serving head of state.

Back: Wat Benchamabophitr temple

 

Wat Benchamabophitr temple in Bangkok

Wat Benchamabophitr temple

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20 Baht, (1981)

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Front: King Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927-2016), King Rama IX of Thailand 1946-2016

Back: Taksin Monument

King Tasin (1734-1782), King of Siam 1767-1782

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Taksin Monument in Bangkok

Taksin Monument

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60 Baht, (1987)
Commemorates King Rama IX 60th Birthday

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Front: King Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927-2016), King Rama IX of Thailand 1946-2016

Back: Royal family seated with subjects at center.

 

50 Baht, (1996) Polymer
Commemorates King Rama IX 50th Anniversary Reign

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Front: King Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927-2016), King Rama IX of Thailand 1946-2016

Back: Statue of King Rama VII

 

500 Baht, (1996) Polymer
Commemorates King Rama IX 50th Anniversary Reign

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Front: King Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927-2016), King Rama IX of Thailand 1946-2016

Back: King holding map, waterfalls, and farmers in terraced landscape

 

50 Baht, (1997) Polymer

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Front: King Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927-2016), King Rama IX of Thailand 1946-2016

Back: King Rama VI

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50 Baht, (2000)
Commemorates King Rama IX and Queen Sirikit Golden Wedding Anniversary

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Front: King Rama IX (1927-2016) and Queen Sirikit (1932-)

Back: Views of the king's family life

 

King Rama IX and Queen Sirikit

 

100 Baht, (2002)
Commemorates Bank of Thailand 100th Anniversary

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Front: King Rama V (1853-1910) and King Rama IX (1927-2016)

Back: First Government of Siam 100 Ticals note 1902-1925

 

500 Baht, (2001)

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Front: King Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927-2016), King Rama IX of Thailand 1946-2016

Back: King Nang Klao (1788-1851), King Rama III of Thailand 1824-1851

King Rama III was the son of King Rama II by a junior wife, Chao Chom Riem. He became king at the age of 37 and reigned for 27 years. During his reign trade prospered and territorial advances were made as the vassal states of the north and east came more firmly under the rule of Bangkok. King Rama III was not married. So, on his death at the age of 65, the succession was passed to his half-brother, who became King Rama IV.

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20 Baht, (2003)

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Front: King Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927-2016), King Rama IX of Thailand 1946-2016

Back: King in military uniform

1942-2003 | 2004-2015 | 2016

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The kingdom of Thailand, Known as Siam until 1939, is located between Burma and Laos. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Thailand.

 

 

 

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