The Bank of Thailand has issued a new 1000-baht banknote.
The new note entered circulation today following an unveiling of the note by the Bank’s Governor, Mr.Prasarn Trairatvorakul, last Monday.
The paper banknote contains updated security features to aid both machine and human authentication, including those with visual impairments.
The updated features include:
- A watermark of the King’s portrait and a translucent watermark.
- Colour-shifting ink with latent Image: an ornamental patch design which changes from gold to green when the note is tilted, which also displays a latent image of numerals “1000”.
- Iridescent ink is used to display the Arabic numeral “1000” and Thai patterns.
- Holographic foil stripe containing the Royal Emblem with the Arabic numeral “1000”, switching to Thai numerals when the note is tilted.
- Windowed colour-shifting security thread with “Moving-Box” animation, changing from magenta to green when the note is tilted.
- Tactile marks made with raised ink for those with visual impairments consisting of seven horizontal lines leading to multiple tactile marks in the shape of flowers, representing the braille’s alphabet “T” to symbolize the Thousand (1000) denominator.
The bank has advised that the previous 1000-baht banknote will remain to be legal tender until further notice.
Bank of Thailand website