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Thailand Coins

Thailand coins are: 50 satang, 5 satang, one baht, one satang, 10 baht, 10 satang, 25 satang and 2 baht.

Also called the song salueng, the 50 satang Thailand coins are the one-half bath equivalent. It is also the 25 satang equivalent.


Since 2008 this Thailand coins can be found in both copper series and aluminium series.

In the winter of 2009, some changes regarding the Thailand coins were announced by the treasury department.


After these changes, the 5 baht coin has only 6 grams instead of 7.5 as it used to have before. Its composition and features were not changed.


The 5 satang Thailand coins are a baht one-twentieth equivalent. One baht is also a baht currency unit and is also known as rian baht (rian means coin in the Thai language) and like all the others Thailand coins it features King Bhumibol Adulyadey on its obverse; on reverse is an image of Wat Phra Kaew or Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram, a royal temple in the Grand Palace complex, Bangkok.


This coin also suffered some changes in February 2009, when the Treasury Department modified the composition to nickel-clad iron from cupronickel. The mass was reduced to 3.0 grams, and the image of the coin’s obverse was changed with a more recent king’s portrait. The one satang coin is baht one-hundredth equivalent; it is used in the banking transactions but you will rarely meet it in circulation. The 10 baht Thailand coins have Thailand’s king on obverse and the Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawora Mahavihara on reverse, an image from the Chao Phraya River.


The raised doth which corresponds to the Braille 1, 2, 4 and 5 dots corresponding to 10, are on the reverse of a standard 10 baht coin at 12 o’ clock position. Other denominations’ coins and the 10 baht commemorative coins don’t have the Braille enumeration on them. A new series of Thailand coins was put in circulation in 2009 and the image of King Bhumipol Adulyadej from the 10 baht coin’s obverse was replaced with a more recent one.


The 10 satang coin is the baht one-tenth equivalent and is used in the banking transactions, being rarely used in circulation.


The 25 satang Thailand coins are also called salueng by the Thai speakers and are the baht one-fourth equivalent.

The 2 baht coins worth 200 satang or 2 baht; like on any other Thailand coins, on this one’s obverse is the Thailand’s king image too.


On the coin’s reverse you can see the Golden Mountain in Bangkok, at Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan. Since 1979 the 2 baht coin was used as a commemorative coin, before entering to the normal circulation.


Since 1996, 40 cupronickel-clad-copper commemorative Thailand coins and one cupronickel commemorative coin series can be seen in Thailand. The new series of 2 baht Thailand coins was released in 2009, on February 3, by the Royal Thai Mint, the nickel-clad low-carbon steel being replaced with the aluminium bronze.



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