New 1,000 Baht banknotes debut today

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BANGKOK, 21 August 2015  – The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has released its latest version of the 1,000 baht banknote.

The production of the banknote is based on state-of-the-art technology to prevent forgery. The watermark depiction of His Majesty the King on the notes, is translucent and can be seen on either side when the note is exposed to light.

The gold-colored ink on the notes turns green when the notes are riffled. Within the printed ink lie the red-colored traditional Thai numerals for one thousand. For visually-challenged people, the notes also bear Braille characters symbolizing four flowers, whereas the old version has the Braille alphabet letter T meaning thousand.

The first batch of 1,000-baht banknotes totaling 100 million notes, made its debut today. The BOT expects that this latest version of the high value banknote will replace the present one within two years.