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Thailand 1 Satang  1942 to 1944
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.

Coin: 17967 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Tdwieman, Tue, 30-Sep-2014 23:25:38 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Wed, 01-Oct-2014 11:11:54 GMT
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)
Tags: thailand 1 satang thai central circle roof onion dome stylized style 2 flower petals petal sunburst aluminum 5 8 15 centrale circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed florets blossom fler fleurs lises leis lisse flur folwers stems trefoils floral lily orchid posy bouquet flowers fllower flour bud lilly fleur bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals petels alum aluminium rose rosette sun flowerettes rosettes rossette roses sunrise sunshine sunset sunlight

Comments

Mine has the centre bit completely(and neatly) removed, was this done by the mint at some time? - jeronimo
Jeronimo - double check your coin! Is the numeral that looks like a '2' present on your coin? The 5 and 10 satang coins of this time look almost identical, just with a whole in the center. They're also larger, heavier, and show a different numeral. We do not currently have a page for that coin type, so if you request an appraisal for your coin, we can create one! - CoinQuest (Chris)

  

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