Commemorative coins and medals in honor of His Majesty the King will be produced, as part of the celebrations of His Majesty’s 84th birthday this year.
Director-General of the Treasury Department Vinai Vittavasgarnvej said that subscription for the commemorative coins and medals was opened on July 20 and would continue until August 19 at various offices under the Treasury Department, Krung Thai Bank, and the Government Savings Bank.
He said that the issuance of the commemorative coins and medals is to show gratitude to His Majesty, who serves as a source of inspiration for Thai people and has worked tirelessly to make their lives better.
There are three types of commemorative coins. The first one is in the form of a gold coin, with a value of 30,000 baht. The second type, a silver coin, is priced at 1,600 baht. The third is in the form of a cupronickel coin, worth 50 baht.
The front of each coin features a portrait of His Majesty the King wearing the full uniform of the Head of the Royal Thai Armed Forces. The inscription underneath says “His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the ninth monarch of the Royal House of Chakri.” The back shows the royal crest commemorating His Majesty the King’s 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary on 5 December 2011. The inscription under the picture of the royal crest shows the value and the word “Thailand.”
As for commemorative medals, there are four types: a burnished gold medal with a value of 550,000 baht, a gold medal worth 20,000 baht, a silver medal worth 1,500 baht, and a copper medal priced at 100 baht.
According to the Director-General of the Treasury Department, reservations may be made at the website www.treasury.go.th. More information may be obtained at the telephone number 0 2278 5641. Both commemorative coins and medals will be available from November 15 onwards.
The Government has set the period from January to December 2011 for the celebrations of His Majesty the King’s seventh cycle, or 84th, birthday anniversary. The celebrations consist of royal, state, and religious ceremonies, as well as many activities to be joined by people from all walks of life.
On this auspicious occasion, Thai people have been urged to display on their households and offices the national flag together with the flag with the royal crest commemorating this significant occasion. The display is an expression of love and respect for His Majesty, who is widely known as one of the hardest-working monarchs on earth and who has devoted himself to the benefit and happiness of his people. All Thais know and appreciate his dedication. He is now also the longest-reigning monarch in the world.
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