World News on Banknotes: Thailand has a new king

By accepting the crown on 1 December 2016, Thailand officially has a new king. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will henceforth be known as King Rama X. He succeeds his father King Bhumibol, or Rama IX, who died on 13 October 2016. The new king will be formally crowned next year after the official period of mourning has ended. 

This means he will eventually also replace his father on all Thai banknotes. We have seen him there before however, like on this commemorative 100-baht banknote issued on 27 July 2012. 

King Rama X as Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn

Steven Sunday 04 December 2016 at 4:03 pm | | news
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