The 5 Baht banknotes have 2 types that were printed from Thomas dela Rue.
5 Baht Thomas type 1 printed Siam Government
5 Baht Thomas type 2 change to Thai Government
The price was updated on 17th December 2017.
In 1936 Prince Ananda Mahidol ascended the throne to become the eight monarch of the Chakri Dynasty with the title King Rama 8. Early in the reign of King Rama 8, banknotes, 3rd series continued in use for some time. When they were about to run out, the new series banknotes were ordered to print by Thomas de la Rue for 5 denominations; 1, 5, 10, 20 and 1000 Baht banknotes. Then 1938, 1 Baht banknotes were the first issued.
The security features of the banknotes are red and blue color silk fibers on banknotes and image of constitution on pesdestal tray watermark. In 1939 the country name was change from "Siam" to "Thailand" to reflect the fact that most Thai people are Thai race. The type 2 banknotes frome Thomas de la Rue also changed the country name.
The World War 2 emerged in Europe in 1941 but not affected to Thai local way of life in early stage. Until Japanese troops launched violent attack on Perl Harbor in Pacific on December 7th, 1941 and invaded Thailand through the eastern seaboard in southern Thailand on the next day. Thai government had to comply the Japanese troops to enter into neighbor countries and was forced to declare the war against the Allies. And Thai government could not order the new notes from Thomas de la Rue, the opposite country base company.
The 4th series 5 Baht Thomas type 1 banknotes were announced on 14th April 1939.
The 4th series 5 Baht Thomas type 2 banknotes were announced on 7th Marchr 1939.
7.60 x 13.50 cm.
Start from K 1.
The main object is the image of King Rama 8 on the left. The middle image is Phra Patomjedi. The serial code and number were printed with red ink.
The main object is the Anandasamakom throne hall.
Signatures on banknote
Minister of Finance
Luang Pradid Manutam (20 Dec 1938 - 17 Dec 1941)