Thailand BE2489 50 satang

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This fifty satang or half baht was issued early in the reign of king Bhumiphol, or Rama IX. The early coinage of Thailand, or Siam, is a confusing mix of atts, fuangs, salungs and bahts. However, by this period, the system had been simplified to 100 satang = one baht. This is the first issue of this denomination since 1929. This coin is remarkable for its tin composition. Tin is plentiful in Thailand but makes a poor coinage alloy and is no longer used there for minting.

Recorded mintage: 17,008,000.

Specification: tin.

Catalog reference: KM Y-71.

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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