Treasury Dep to hold exhibition on HM the King

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BANGKOK, 10 June 2011 – The Department of Treasury will arrange an exhibition to honour His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej upon his seventh cycle birthday anniversary at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre in Bangkok from 14 to 19 June 2011. 

According to Treasury Department Director-General Winai Wittawatkaravet, the exhibition will be divided into five zones. The first one will narrate stories of HM the King via commemorative coins produced on various occasions and medals he has received from foreign nations.

The second zone, which is the highlight of the event, will display treasures of the Rattanakosin era such as the royal regalia, Thai coins and their evolution, short films about treasures of the epoch, and virtual exhibition showing ancient artisans at work.

The third zone will feature State Property and its management. The fourth zone will be about coin production while the fifth zone will be sales and exchanges of coin products, plus musical performances and games.

The department will give away 3,000 commemorative coins produced on various occasions to visitors every day. In addition, it has produced special coins to celebrate the seventh cycle birthday anniversary of HM the King, and people can make reservations for the coins in the event.