Daily Archives: August 21, 2017

Banks to take orders for King Rama IX commemorative coins from Aug 22

The Treasury Department has produced King Rama IX commemorative coins on the occasion of the royal cremation of the late king.

Those interested can place their orders at 19 banks and their branches throughout the country from Tuesday (Aug 22), Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said.

Those place their orders can pick up the coins from Jan 29, 2018.

The coins are produced in four denominations � 50,000-baht gold coin (99,999 coins available); 2,000-baht silver coin (399,999 available); 3,000-baht bronze coin (39,999 available); and, 100-baht cupronickel coin (39,999,999 available).

The front side of each coin of all denominations features the image of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The other side of the coin features the royal crematorium with the cremation date October 26, 2017.

Patchara Anuntasilpa, director-general of the Treasury Department, said that the orders for the coins, except the bronze, can be placed at 19 banks and their branches from Aug 22 to Sept 30.

Those who want to place orders for all four denominations of the coins can do so at the Treasury Department, the Monetary Management Office in Pathum Thani, and Coin Museum on Chakrapongse road in Bangkok and treasury offices in 76 provinces.

For more information call Treasury Department 0 2278 5446; or Coin Museum 0 2282 0818.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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