Baht is a Monetary unit in the currency of Thailand. The baht is the official currency of Thailand baht is divided into 100 satang. The Thai currency code is THB. The issuance of Baht from the bank of Thailand. According to the statistics, SWIFT ranked the Thai Baht as the tenth most-used world payment currency in January 2019. The circulated banknotes today in Thailand are in the range of 20 baht, 50 baht, 100 baht, and 1000 baht. Baht issuance of 10 to 10,000 Baht. 

Who is the king shown on Thai Baht?

Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama IX)

Bhumibol was the first American king in Thailand. King Bhumibol’s world’s longest ruler was the head of state. He is the third-longest sovereign monarch in world history after King Louis XIV and Queen Elizabeth II, reigning for 70 years and 126 days. The great king is the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri dynasty. King Bhumibol Reigned since 9 July 1946. Thai baht banknotes include a picture of the sculpture of its kings. The obverses that have been designed were from the current king’s portrait. images are of notable kings and have the title “the great”. Some reverse features of King Bhumibol’s sayings.

History of baht

Banknotes of Thai baht is the actual currency of Thailand in September 1902, the government introduced notaphily printed during the reigns of Kings Rama V and Rama VI, denominated 5, 10, 20, 100, and 1000 ticals, still called baht. Teaching the denomination having many types, with 1 and 50 tical notes following in 1918. In 1925, notes were issued in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 100, and 1,000 baht with the denomination in both Arabic and Thai numerals without English text. My English mentor continued to refer to these as “ticals”. Thai baht, like the pound, is derived from a traditional unit of mass. Its currency value can be seen in silver is equal to weight use; probably as soon as the Sukhothai period informs of bullet coins known in Thai as photo duang. There were pieces of the solid silver cast to different weights equivalent to the traditional system of units by fractions, and multiples, one of which is the baht world’s largest smallest banknotes



This system went on until 1897, with a decimal system by Prince Jayanta Mongkol, one baht = 100 satang, denomination of silver bullet coins on 28 October 1904 after the end of silver bullet coin production by the opening of Sitthikarn Royal Mint in 1857. However, coins denominated in the old units were an issue until 1910. The amount of 25 satang is still preferred as a salueng, as is the 25-satang.

Until 27 November 1902, the baht was fixed on a silver basis, with 15 grams of silver to the baht. The value of the currency varied to currency on a gold standard. In 1856 -1864, the value of foreign silver coins by law was 5 baht = 3 Spanish dollars = 7 Indian rupees. Before 1880 the exchange rate was at 8 baht per pound sterling, falling to 10 pounds during the 1880s.

In 1902, the government increased the value of the baht; silver against gold did not decrease. The silver price is dropping. Beginning at 21.75 baht per pound sterling, the currency in value till 1908, the British pound sterling was 13 baht per pound. During World War II, the baht was corrected to a value of one Japanese yen on 22 April 1942.

From 1956 until 1973, the baht was arranged to the U.S. dollar at an exchange rate of 20.8 baht = one dollar; 20 baht = 1 dollar until 1978. A strong country like the US economy caused Thailand to rearrange its currency to 25 dollars from 1984 until 2 July 1997. The land was affected by the Asian financial crisis in 1997. The baht frequency has reduced in value, reaching its lowest rate of 56 to the dollar in January 1998. Increase in the value of a currency by 30 per dollar in January 2021. The baht was originally foreigners by the term tical. The term was used in English text on banknotes until series 2 1925.

16th series

The updated special series in currency of Thailand. The king’s image in the last series. The style of king Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama IX of Thailand referenced is majesty. Your Majesty in baht can be in the upper middle symbol can be considered as last in the world banknote series.

In the Royal House of Chakri gown, King Bhumibol Adulyadej is depicted in baht. Southern Thai Brahmic script in the currency of Thailand.


Reverse King Ram Khamhaeng the Great (1247–1298) on the Manangkhasila Asana Throne monument; the invention of the Thai script; Ramkhamhaeng stele. Baht was issued on 1 April 2013. In the value of 20 baht, the currency is green in color, and the dimensions are 138 × 72 mm.



Reverse King Naresuan (1555–1605) pouring water for the declaration of independence monument, King Naresuan during the Great war elephant, Phra Chedi Chai Mongkol temple. Baht was issued on 18 January 2012. At the value of 50 baht, the currency is blue, and the dimensions are 144 × 72 mm.



Reverse King Taksin the Great (1734–1782) monument in Wongwian Yai circle; Phra Ratchawang Doem (King Taksin’s palace); Wichai Prasit Fortress Thonburi. Baht was issued on 26 February  2015. At the value of 100 baht, the currency is red and its dimension is 150 × 72 mm.


Reserve King Buddha Yodfa Chulalok the Great (King Rama I) (1737–1809) monument; Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn (Wat Pho); Phra Sumen Fort (Bangkok city wall). Baht was issued on 12 May 2014. At the value of 500 baht, the currency is violet in color and its dimension is 156 × 72 mm.


King Chunla Chom Klao the Great (King Rama V) monument; Ananta Samakhom throne hall, Dusit palace ground king’s monument, end of slavery declaration of Siam.  Baht issued on 21 August 2015. The value is 1000 baht, the currency is brown and its dimension is 162 × 72 mm.


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