Thailand 1 Satang 1942 to 1944
These Thai coins were struck in tin, and are dated 2485 or 2487 in the Thai solar calendar, which is 543 years ahead of the Gregorian calendar. This works out to a date of 1942 or 1944 AD on the coins. In reality, the catalogs tell us that about 790 thousand of these coins were struck between 1967 and 1973, using the 1942 date.
The stylized '2' to the left on the obverse of the 1942 issues is actually a Thai numeral '1', denominating the coins as one satang, or 0.01 baht. The coins were struck in the name of Rama VIII of Thailand, also known as King Ananda Mahidol.
In 1944, the mint switched over to using a western numeral '1' instead of the Thai numeral on these coins.
Being quite modern coins struck in non-precious metal, they are not very valuable. Circulated specimens are worth around one US dollar. If you have a coin in fully uncirculated condition, a collector may pay a few dollars to add it to his or her collection.
The coins struck in 1942 (2485) are made of tin, while the 1944 (2487) issues are made of zinc. Either type weighs 1.5 grams. Values are similar for both years.
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Requester description: side 1: central circle, empty; surrounded by another circle; topped with a possible peaked roof (resembling top of 'onion dome'); possible stylized 2 on left side; possible script on right and across bottom but not easily identified style.
side 2: central circle, empty; surrounded by circle of the same possible script; surrounded by circle of pointed flower petals or sunburst.
small aluminum (?) coin, about 5/8' diameter (15mm)
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