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The three chronological systems on Thai coins

This description covers 3 periods of Thai coin dating, relating only to the coins minted in the XIXXX-th centuries.

  1. Buddhist Era (BE). Coins minted from 1913 AD to the present day. The year 1913 corresponds with the year 2456 BE. Evidently all Thai coins recently minted are in this category. The rule for date conversion is as follows: Year AD = Year BE 543. And vice versa: Year BE = Year AD + 543. As an example, 2012 AD = (2012 + 543) BE = 2555 BE.

    Typical dates on modern Thai coins look like this:



    In the example above we can see Buddhist year 2538, which is equivalent to 1995 AD. The first two letters to the left of the date indicate that this date belongs to the Buddhist calendar.

  2. Ratanakosindsok Era (RS). Coins minted from 1888 AD until 1912 AD (Thai years of that period: from year 107 to year 131). The rule for date conversion is as follows: Year AD = Year RS + 1781, therefore, Year RS = Year AD 1781. For example, 1905 AD = (1905 1781) RS = 124 RS.

  3. Chula-Sakarat Era (CS). Coins minted from 1835 AD until 1887 AD (Thai years of that period: from year 1197 to year 1249). The conversion rule is: Year AD = Year CS + 638. For instance, 1238 CS = (1238 + 638) AD = 1876 AD.

    As a part of a typeface, Thai numerals are written as follows:

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    Interesting facts

    The Thai numeral 2 looks similar to the logo of the OS Linux Mint.

    Logo of the OS Linux Mint

    Thai numeral 2

    This similarity could also be applied to the respective Khmer digit.

    The logo of OS Debian looks like the Thai numeral 1 if you flip that logo in a vertical plane.

    Logo of OS Debian
    (original)

    Logo of OS Debian
    (flipped in a vertical plane)

    Thai numeral 1

    Refer to the corresponding section of the Cambodian system to find other images similar to the Khmer digit 1.

    The system of monetary denominations in present day Thailand

    The currency of Thailand is the Baht. It is divided into 100 satang. Bank notes from 20 up to 1,000 baht are now in circulation, along with 1, 2, 5 and 10 baht coins and smaller coins 25 and 50 satang.


    Information about most recent updates of the converter.

    Update @February 5, 2011: digit images have been improved in direct converting. Sources of those images are scans of real Thai coins. It's been done to make those images more recognizable for a common coin collector.

    Update @March 20, 2011: added section called Interesting facts and its first item concerning Linux Mint logo.

    Update @March 22, 2011: added an item concerning OS Debian logo to the Interesting facts section.


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Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 25 satang
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2536
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1993
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 1 baht
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2551
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 2008
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 5 baht
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2538
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1995
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 2-baht coin
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2553
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 2010
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 4 att ( = 1/16-th of a baht, since 1 att = 1/64-th of a baht)
Year of the Chula Sakarat era: 1238
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1876
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 1 att
Year of the Chula Sakarat era: 1244
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1882
Country: Thailand
Year of the Ratanakosindsok Era: 109
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1890
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 1 att
Year of the Ratanakosindsok Era: 114
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1895
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 2 att
Year of the Ratanakosindsok Era: 122
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1903
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 1 baht (essai, in other words, this one is a pattern coin)
Year of the Ratanakosindsok Era: 127
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1908
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 600 baht
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2511
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1968
Country: Thailand
Year of the Chula Sakarat era: 1236
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1874
Country: Thailand
Year of the Chula Sakarat era: 1249
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1887
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 10 baht
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2550
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 2007
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 1 baht
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2517
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1974
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 1 baht
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2467
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1924
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 1 satang (1/100-th of a baht)
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2484
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1941
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 25 satang (one quarter of a baht)
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2489
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1946
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 50 satang (one half of a baht)
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2500
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1957
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 10 satang
Year of the Ratanakosindsok Era: 131
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1912
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 5 satang
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2456
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1913
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 2 salung ( = ½ of a baht, since 1 baht = 4 salung)
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2463
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1920
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 5 satang
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2469
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1926
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 1 satang
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2472
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1929
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 5 satang
Year of the Ratanakosindsok Era: 116
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1897
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 1 salung (¼ of a baht)
Year of the Ratanakosindsok Era: 127
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1908
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 50 satang
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2523
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1980
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 5 satang
Year of the Ratanakosindsok Era: 127
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1908
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 10 satang
Year of the Ratanakosindsok Era: 127
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1908
Country: Thailand
Denomination (value): 25 satang
Year of the Buddhist calendar: 2536
Year of the Gregorian calendar: 1993
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