Mr. Paiboon Kittisrikangwan, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Thailand, unveiled the new 100-Baht banknote (series 16) today and announced that it will enter into circulation on 26th February 2015. The design is to glorify King Taksin the Great for his contributions to the country. It has several new and enhanced security features to facilitate authentication by banknote sorting machine and general public, including visually impaired persons. The color and size of this new 100-Baht remains unchanged; which is red in color and 72 x 150 mm size. Various security features have been incorporated into the new banknote:
- Watermark: HM King’s portrait watermark and the translucent watermark “๑๐๐” can be clearly observed by viewing the note against the light.
- Latent Image: The latent image of hidden numeral “100” inside the copper colored ornament can be seen when viewed from the correct angle.
- Iridescent Ink: Arabic numerals “100” and Thai patterns are printed vertically with greenish iridescent ink.
- Hologram Foil Stripe: Reflective holographic foil on the right hand side of the note contains the Royal Emblem with Arabic numerals “100” in center, switching to Thai numerals “๑๐๐” when tilting the note.
- Windowed Color-shifting Security Thread: The special security thread partially embedded on the reverse side, changes from magenta to green upon tilting. The text “100 บาท” and “100 BAHT” can be read from both sides.
- Tactile Marks: seven horizon lines embossed lead to the denomination numerals which are three tactile marks in the shape of flowers, represent the alphabet “H”, symbolizing Hundred (100), can be identified by touch.
The new 100-Baht banknote can be exchanged at every commercial bank across the country. The existing and the previous series of 100-Baht remain legal tender.
Source: Press Release