Thailand BE2462 salung

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The early coinage of Thailand, or Siam, is a confusing mix of atts, fuangs, salungs and bahts. In 1908, the system was simplified to 100 satang = one baht. This type is listed for 1917-19 and 1924-25 (BE 2462 = 1919 AD). A few were struck in .500 fine silver. One salung = 25 satang = ¼ baht. This bust also appeared on half baht and one baht coins.

Recorded mintage: 7,860,000.

Specification: 3.75 g, .650 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Y-43a.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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