BANGKOK, 29th July 2018 – The Bank of Thailand on Saturday issued the new 500- and 1,000-baht banknotes depicting His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn on the occasion of his birthday anniversary.

Entering circulation on July 28th, His Majesty’s birthday, the new 500 and 1,000 baht banknotes bear a portrait of His Majesty. New 20, 50, and 100 baht banknotes were issued by the central bank on Chakri Memorial Day in April.

The issuance of the new series of banknotes is in accordance with the royal permission granted by the monarch himself to print and bring the new notes into circulation.

The new notes can be obtained at any ATM and all banks across the kingdom including the Government Savings Bank, the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives, the Government Housing Bank, the Islamic Bank of Thailand, and commercial banks.

NNT