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Thai Banknote of King Rama IV – Rama VIII (Volume I)


 (Sample Book)
Writers : Sanchai Wongsarawanee / Sumaivadee Mekasut
Editor : Pimphan Hansrisakul
Size : 31.3 x 24.6 cm.
Weight : 2.35 kg. / 408 pages
Bilingual Edition :  Thai   

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Thai Banknote of King Rama IV – Rama VIII  is the most complete Thai banknote book which is the history of an important landmark for the inauguration of paper money from the reign of King Rama IV until the reign of the first printing of paper money in Thailand. There are many interesting stories about the development of paper money, as well as the hiring of foreign companies like Thomas de La Rue, printing banknotes, and when unrest occurred during the world war. It is a financial history of Thai banknotes. It is the most beautiful photo and rare data completely Thai banknote book. Thanks to the generosity and the supporting from the Bank of Thailand, which allows MOCA Bangkok to use the illustrated content as well as the bank’s various archives for the book to be fully accurate. And the National Museum of Phra Nakhon, all advisory board that provides both knowledgeable and compassionate illustrations which make this book is precious rare one.

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Sanchai Wongsarawanee

Sanchai Wongsarawanee was born in Bangkok in 1958, studied at Samsen Wittayalai School and Thammasat University. Serve as an investigation officer at Office of the Narcotics Control Board. Finally, retired as the museum expert at Bank of Thailand in 2018. He is interested in money. Both coins and banknotes, including history and culture. In addition to the book “Thai banknote of King Rama IV Rama VIII” written with Sumaivadee Mekasut. There are also works for writing, such as Devavesm Palace and 100 years of Bang Khun Phrom Palace. He also organized temporary exhibitions, such as Centenary of Thai Banknotes and Banknotes During the Reign of King Rama IX on the Occasion of 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary. As well as creating currency permanent exhibitions both at the Bank of Thailand Museum in Bang Khun Phrom Palace (2006-2017) and Bank of Thailand Learning Center.


Sumaivadee Mekasut

Sumaivadee is a native of Ratchaburi, born in late 1963. Her grandfather used to be a goldsmith at the F. Grahlert & Co.,Jewellers. This German department store is a royal gold shop during the reign of King Rama V. In addition, her grandfather is also a famous Thai traditional medicine doctor in Ratchaburi. Resulting in the love of history and art, she then graduated from Silpakorn University and a master’s degree at Thammasat University. In the same branch is Library and information science (LIS). Sumaivadee specializes in librarian, archives, research and writing. She has works for writing articles and books such as 100 years of Bang Khun Phrom Palace. Masterpieces in the Bank of Thailand Museum, Thai banknotes during World War II, etc. Currently, Sumaivadee is also working on antiques, museums, lectures and research for public dissemination.