The Bank of Thailand plans to launch a new series of banknotes, codenamed Series 17, on July 28 as part of the national celebrations for His Majesty the King's 66th birthday, Bank of Thailand governor Veerathai Santiprabhob announced Tuesday.
The printing of the Series 17 notes has won approval from the King already and they will be in circulation from July 28 onward, said Mr Veerathai, adding that this means the public will be able to withdraw the new series banknotes from commercial banks and financial institutions from then on.
New designs will feature on the 500-baht and 1,000-baht notes. The front of both the bank notes in this series will contain a portrait of the king dressed in Royal Thai Air Force uniform as the main picture. More at https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1496966/new-banknotes-to-debut-on-kings-birthday