BANGKOK, 29 May 2014 – Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn yesterday evening went to Bovoranives monastery in Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, where HRH chaired a ceremony of consecrating the coins minted on the centenary of the founding of Chulalongkorn Hospital on May 30, 2014.
The coins depict His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the obverse. The reverse features the royal signature under the Great Crown of Victory. The inscription along the rim reads “100 years of Chulalongkorn Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society, 30 May 2014”.
The Thai Red Cross Society and Bovoranives Monastery have jointly minted the coins in honor of His Majesty the King who is the Patron of the Thai Red Cross Society and has contributed enormously to the prosperity of the country. The coins were minted at two minting offices – the Monnaie de Paris and the Royal Thai Mint. They are in gold, silver, bronze and nickel.
Proceeds from the sale of these coins will be used to buy medical equipment for the Bhumisirimangkhlanusorn Building at Chulalongkorn Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society. Reservations of the coins can be made at all counters of Kasikorn Bank, Thai Commercial Bank, Bangkok Bank and Krung Thai Bank.