Obverse. Photo © Monetnik.ru
  • 10 Baht 2018-2019, Thailand, Rama X
  • 10 Baht 2018-2019, Thailand, Rama X
Description

Vajiralongkorn (28 July 1952) is King of Thailand since 2016. He is the only son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. After his father's death on 13 October 2016, he accepted the throne on the night of 1 December 2016. His coronation took place from 4–6 May 2019. The Thai government retroactively declared his reign to have begun on 13 October 2016, upon his father's death. As the tenth monarch of the Chakri dynasty, he is also styled as Rama X. Aged 64 at that time, Vajiralongkorn became the oldest Thai monarch to ascend to the throne.

Obverse

Bust facing left, surrounded by the inscription 'Maha Vajiralongkorn Rama X'.

มหาวชิราลงกรณ รัชกาลที่ ๑๐

Reverse

Depicts the Great Crown of Victory above monogram surrounded by the date and value.

The Great Crown of Victory is part of the Regalia of Thailand. Made of gold in the reign of King Rama I in 1782, the crown is 26" (66 centimetres) high and weighs 16 lb (7.3 kg), and enamelled in red and green. Thanks to King Rama IV, the crown is also set in diamonds. He added a large cut diamond from India to decorate the top of the crown, called Great Diamond. The crown is of a distinctive Thai design, being a multi-tiered conical diadem, terminating in a tapering spire.

A king only wears the crown during his coronation, where he places the crown on his own head. The shape of the crown represents the concept of divine monarchy. The tall spire represents divine authority and right to rule over the people.

Currently, the Great Crown of Victory is the most important of the five regalia of Thailand, yet once the crown possessed the same importance as any other regalia. However, it was under the influence of a western culture that the king would accede to the throne when crowned, in the reign of King Rama V.

ประเทศไทย พ.ศ. ๒๕๖๑
วปร
๑๐ บาท 10

Edge

15 segments with 5 Reeds in each segment

Characteristics
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Copper Nickel
Center Aluminium Bronze
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Royal Thai Mint (RTM)

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