Thailand issues new 1000-baht note

One of my favourite countries in my collection is issuing a new banknote today. The Bank of Thailand has released this press release:

The design is to glorify His Majesty King Chulalongkorn for his incomparable contributions to the country. The new banknote has been enhanced with security features to facilitate authentication by machine as well as the general public, including the visually impaired. The color and size of this new 1000-Baht remains unchanged; which is brown in color and 72 x 162 mm in size. Highlights of the security features are:

  1. Watermark: HM King’s portrait watermark and the translucent watermark can be clearly observed by viewing the note against the light.
  2. Color-shifting Ink with Latent Image: The color of Thai Ornament at the bottom left corner of the note will change from gold to green upon tilting, and the latent image of hidden numerals “1000” becomes visible.
  3. Iridescent Ink: Arabic numerals “1000” and Thai patterns are printed vertically with reddish iridescent ink.
  4. Hologram Foil Stripe: Reflective holographic foil on the right hand side of the note contains the Royal Emblem with Arabic numeral “1000” in center, switching to Thai numeral when tilting the note.
  5. Windowed Color-shifting Security Thread with Moving-Box Animation: The special security thread on the reverse side illustrates moving-box effect and changes from magenta to green upon tilting.
  6. Tactile Marks: seven horizon lines leading to the four tactile marks in the shape of flowers, representing the braille’s alphabet “T”, symbolizing Thousand (1000), can be identified by touch.

The new 1000-Baht banknote can be exchanged at every commercial bank across the country. The existing and the previous series of 1000-Baht banknote remain legal tender. 

I'm curious what the new note will look like in real life, because the color below isn't very appealing to be honest.

Steven Vrijdag 21 Augustus 2015 at 9:09 pm | | news
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