Are you still using the old Thai baht banknotes? Check whether they are still accepted

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Find out whether the old Thai Baht banknotes in your drawer are still accepted in Bangkok Thailand as legal tender. Only Series 15 to 17 are still accepted.

If the old Thai Baht (BHT) banknotes in your drawer are of Series 15 (Type 2), 16 or 17, congratulations! Your Bahts are still accepted and are in circulation in Thailand.

 

Series 15 (Type 2) Thai Baht Banknotes

Series 15 (Type 2) is the oldest Thai Baht in circulation in Thailand. This series is still widely seen and used in Thailand. Its obverse is King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the uniform of the Supreme Head of the armed forces.

This series was published to commemorate the contribution of Chakri Dynasty’s Monarchs in the development of agriculture, science religion and finance. Hence, you will see that its reverse side contains images of a telescope, celestial globe, temple, etc.

ValueIssue Date
1000 Baht25-Nov-2005
500 baht01-Aug-2001
100 Baht21-Oct-2005
50 Baht19-Mar-2004
20 Baht03-Mar-2003

 

1000 Baht Notes (Series 15 - Type 1)
1000 Baht Banknotes- Series 15 – Type 1 (Source: bot.or.th)
1000 Baht Notes (Series 15 - Type 2)
1000 Baht Banknotes- Series 15 – Type 2 (Source: bot.or.th)
500 Baht Notes (Series 15)
500 Baht banknotes – Series 15 (Source: bot.or.th)
100 Baht Notes (Series 15)
100 Baht Banknotes – Series 15 (Source: bot.or.th)
50 Baht Notes (Series 15)
50 Baht Banknotes – Series 15 (Source: bot.or.th)
20 Baht Notes (Series 15)
20 Baht Banknotes – Series 15 (Source: bot.or.th)

 

Series 16 Thai Baht Banknotes

Series 16 was issued between 2012 and 2015. Its obverse is King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the Royal House of Chakri gown.

ValueIssue Date
1000 Baht21-Aug-2015
500 baht12-May-2014
100 Baht26-Feb-2015
50 Baht18-Jan-2012
20 Baht01-Apr-2013

 

1000 Baht Notes (Series 16)
1000 Baht Banknotes – Series 16 (Source: bot.or.th)
500 Baht Notes (Series 16)
500 Baht Banknotes – Series 16 (Source: bot.or.th)
100 Baht Notes (Series 16)
100 Baht Banknotes – Series 16 (Source: bot.or.th)
50 Baht Notes (Series 16)
50 Baht Banknotes – Series 16 (Source: bot.or.th)
20 Baht Notes (Series 16)
20 Baht Banknotes – Series 16 (Source: bot.or.th)

 

Series 17 Thai Baht Banknotes

King Vajiralongkorn is the King of Thailand since 2016 and Series 17 with the obverse of King Vajiralongkorn in the uniform of the commander of the Royal Thai Air Force was issued in 2018.

Series 17 features the Kings of Chakri Dynasty on its reverse side.

ValueIssue Date
1000 Baht28-Jul-2018
500 baht28-Jul-2018
100 Baht06-Apr-2018
50 Baht06-Apr-2018
20 Baht06-Apr-2018

 

1000 Baht Notes (Series 17)
1000 Baht Banknotes – Series 17 (Source: bot.or.th)
500 Baht Notes (Series 17)
500 Baht Banknotes – Series 17 (Source: bot.or.th)
100 Baht Notes (Series 17)
100 Baht Banknotes – Series 17 (Source: bot.or.th)
50 Baht Notes (Series 17)
50 Baht Banknotes – Series 17 (Source: bot.or.th)
20 Baht Notes (Series 17)
20 Baht Banknotes – Series 17 (Source: bot.or.th)

 

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