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What is THB? It's currency, Thai baht, บาท, ฿.

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Thailand currency - coins and notes.

THB as Thai baht

The Thai baht, or just baht is the official currency of Thailand. The currency of Thai is normally abbreviated with the baht sign ฿. Thailand baht is the currency based on decimal system and breaks up into 100 equal parts having "satang" as its subunit. Thai baht is used officially in Thailand, and unofficially in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. According to the Merrypenny Currency Converter the most popular conversion rate is Thai baht to USD.

Currency fact sheet

Thai currency fact sheet.
Name Thai baht
ISO 4217 code THB
Sign, symbol ฿
Coin 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 satang, ฿1, ฿2, ฿5, ฿10 baht
Banknote ฿20, ฿50, ฿100, ฿500, ฿1000 baht
Central bank Bank of Thailand

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Baht is the official currency unit of the kingdom of Thailand. It has been serving as the national currency since 1897 and had been in existence from even before it was made the national currency. It is known as Thai baht and is denoted with the symbol "฿". The word "baht" is taken from the similar named unit of measure of gold used in Thailand. The subunit of the currency is "satang" that breaks up the unit of baht into 100 equal parts. In Thai language, baht is written as "บาท". According to International Organization for Standardization, referring to the 4217 standard, currency code alloted to the Thai baht is THB and the numeric code assigned to the currency is 764.

Many commemorative 10 baht coins have been made for special events. Even though the satang-denominated coins are legal tender, small shops usually don't accept them anymore. Older coins which are still in circulation only had the Thai numerals, but the new design also has Hindu-Arabic numerals. All coins have a portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on one side. The king is also depicted on each of the banknotes. According to Thai Law, it is illegal for someone to step onto a Thai banknote, as their king's face is on it.

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Thai baht is money one uses in Thailand.

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Thai currency notes feature the portrait of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the reigning monarch, in the uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

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Bank of Thailand

The Bank of Thailand - BOT - was first set up as the Thai National Banking Bureau. The Bank of Thailand Act was promulgated in 1942 vesting upon the Bank of Thailand the responsibility for all central banking functions. The Bank of Thailand started operations on 10 December 1942. The Bank of Thailand Act was later amended in order to put emphasis on social responsibility of Thailand central bank, to create a mechanism to guard against economic crisis, as well as to set up Thai bank decision making process to ensure good governance and transparency in the organization. Moreover, members of the public will be able to audit and increase the understanding of the Bank of Thailand operations.

Bank of Thailand Museum on 273 Samsen Road, Bangkhunprom Bangkok 10200 is opened to the public from 9am till noon and 1.30pm till 4pm Monday through Friday, except bank holidays. Visitors from outside the Bank are requested to request permission from the Bank to visit in groups at least one week in advance. Ring 0-2283-6723, 0-2283-6152 or 0-2283-5265. Visit regulation: free admission for museum visitors, dress respectfully, refrain from making any loud noise, no food and drink in the museum, no smoking, no photograph inside the building. ขอขอบคุณคุณ

Bangkok Bank, or Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited is a Thai commercial bank, with approximately US$67 billion in total assets. Bangkok Bank branch network includes over 1000 bank branches within Thailand, with 26 international branches or representative offices in 13 economies, spanning ASEAN and major economic countries, including wholly owned subsidiaries in Malaysia and China. Bangkok Bank also owns branches in London and New York to complement its extensive network in South East Asia.

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