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Border trade fuels coin use

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Coin production surged 20% in fiscal 2013 ended Sept 30 thanks largely to burgeoning border trade and the rising number of vending machines, says the Treasury Department. 

Director-general Naris Chaiyasoot said the number of vending machines has increased substantially, particularly in the North, he said, adding there are as many as 70 vending machine operators in Udon Thani province.

At present, 20 billion coins with a combined value of 42 billion baht are in circulation.

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