Thailand BE2472 25 satang
This specimen was lot 1007 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it sold for $305.50. The catalog description noted, "THAILAND: Rama VII, 1925-1935, AR 25 satang, BE2472 (1929), PCGS graded MS64, ex Don Erickson Collection." 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 the one year only but its prodigious mintage means that many survived. The denomination was not issued again until 1946.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Specification: 3.75 g, .650 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Y-48.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.