The 1 Baht banknotes have little change many times. All types of them are as follows.

1 Baht type 1 front
1 Baht type 1 back

1 Bath type 1 the lower left is Thai number and Thai alphabet.

1 Baht type 2 front

1 Baht type 2 change the number at lower left to Arabic.

1 Baht type 3 front

1 Baht type 3 delete lower left serial number and change the upper right alphabet to Thai.

Appraisal price

  • Plain notes without serial number nor signature UNC about 26,000 - 27,300 baht.
  • Specimen without signature print specimen in Japanese UNC about 21,200 - 22,300 baht.
  • Type 1 ordinary number signature Pao UNC about 2,750 - 2,900 baht.
  • Type 2 ordinary number signature Pao UNC about 3,000 - 3,200 baht.
  • Type 3 ordinary number signature Kuang UNC about 9,500 - 10,000 baht.
  • Type 3 ordinary number signature Kuang EF about 4,600 - 4,800 baht.

    The price was updated on 11th December 2017.

    Banknote Info

    During the World War 2, Thai government had the banknote shortage problem because there was no delivered banknotes from Thomas de la Rue due to England was at war with Japan. The Thai government requested Japan to arrange the banknote printing. The Mitsui Bussan Kaisha Company was commissioned to act as an agent to contact the Japan Printing Bureau.

    The banknotes later were different from those of early batches because Japan was heavily attacked by the Allies towards the end of the war thus causing shortage in raw materials.

    The 5th series 1 Baht type 1 banknotes were announced on 10th Deptember 1942.
    The 5th series 1 Baht type 2 banknotes were announced on 28th Novemberl 1942.
    The 5th series 1 Baht type 3 banknotes were announced on 24th Febrauary 1944.

    Banknote size

    6.50 x 12.50 cm.


    The main object is the image of King Rama 8 on the right. The left is the image of Pumin Temple at Nan. The middle is the "Thai Government" on guilloche design. The serial code and number were printed with red ink. The watermark image is the constitution on pedestal tray.


    The main object is the Anandasamakom Throne Hall.

    Signatures on banknote

    Minister of Finance
    General Pao pianlert Boripanyutakit (17 Dec 1941 - 1 Aug 1944)
    Mr. Kuang Apaiwong (2 Aug 1944 - 10 Jan 1945)
    Mr. Leng Srisomwong (10 Jan 1945 - 31 Aug 1945)