Deputy Finance Minister Wirun Techapaiboon, who oversees the works of the Treasury Department, said the coins will mark the auspicious occasions of Her Majesty the Queen’s 80th birthday on August 12th, 2012 and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s 5th cycle birthday on July 28th, 2012.
The Queen’s commemorative coins are produced in three designs. The gold 16,000-baht coins will be sold at 30,000 baht each. The silver 800-baht coins will be sold at 1,600 baht. And the nickel, coins worth 20 baht, will be sold at 200 baht each. Besides, two additional commemorative coins will also be on offer at 100 and 1,300 baht each.
As for the Crown Prince’s commemorative coins, the gold and silver coins are similar to the Queen’s coins, but the nickel ones worth 50 baht each will be sold at 50 baht.
The Treasury Department said the Crown Prince’s commemorative coins will be offered from July 27th onwards, while the Queen’s commemorative coins will be circulated from August 10th onwards. Interested people can purchase the coins at the Treasury Department Headquarters on Phaholyothin Road in Pathumtani Province and over 70 branches across the country.