Thailand BE2517 5000 baht

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Sincona sale 18, lot 3951
This specimen was lot 3951 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 1,200 (about US$1,581 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"5000 Baht 1974. WWF. FDC. (Thailand, five thousand baht of 1974, uncirculated.)"
This NCLT (non-circulating legal tender) coin promotes wildlife conservation and the World Wildlife Fund. It was sold in sets with a silver fifty baht (KM Y102) and hundred baht (KM Y103).

Recorded mintage: 2,602 plus 623 proofs.

Specification: 33.43 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 33.57 g.

Catalog reference: KM Y104. Fr-32.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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