Rama X to Replace Rama IX on Currency

King Vajiralongkorn walks Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, during a procession for his father. Photo: Wason Wanichakorn / Associated Press
King Vajiralongkorn walks Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, during a procession for his father. Photo: Wason Wanichakorn / Associated Press

BANGKOK — With a new reign will come all new currency.

The minting of coins depicting King Vajiralongkorn will take a step forward Tuesday when the Finance Ministry proposes legislative measures to clear the way, an official said Monday.

Once green-lit in Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, the law will mean new coins entering circulation to mark the reign of King Rama X. Treasury’s Director-General Patchara Anuntasilpa said preparations are complete and only awaiting legal authority.

The new designs, which have not been made public, will cover all existing nine types of coins: 10 baht, 5 baht, 2 baht, 1 baht, 50 satang, 25 satang, 10 satang, 5 satang and one satang.