Thailand's new B1,000 banknote wins design award

Thailand's new B1,000 banknote wins design award

Then-central bank governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul holds the sample of the new 1,000-baht banknote at the launching of the series in August, 2015. (Photo courtesy by the Bank of Thailand)
Then-central bank governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul holds the sample of the new 1,000-baht banknote at the launching of the series in August, 2015. (Photo courtesy by the Bank of Thailand)

Thailand’s new 1,000-baht banknote awarded "Regional Banknote of the Year 2015” for security features & tactile features for the visually impaired. New Zealand banknotes also get award.


Thailand's new B1,000 banknote shares regional award

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Thailand’s new 1,000-baht banknote has been jointly awarded "Regional Banknote of the Year 2015” along with a new series of New Zealand banknotes at an international conference held by the high security printing industry.

Woraporn Tangsaghasaksri, an assistant to the Bank of Thailand (BOT) governor, said the 1,000-baht banknote issued as part of the country’s Series 16 notes won the award at the High Security Printing Asia 2015 conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday.


The banknotes, put into circulation in September 2015, have the latest security features to facilitate authentication by machine as well as the general public. They also have tactile features for the visually impaired.

The principal design theme of the new series celebrates Thai kings from different periods.


New Zealand shared the same award for its "Brighter Money" series of new polymer banknotes, the first redesign of the country's currency notes since 1999.

The first two denominations, of $5 and $10 New Zealand currency, have already gone into circulation, and will be followed by new $20, $50 and $100 notes next year.

The themes -- respected New Zealanders, the Queen and flora and fauna -- remain central to the designs, but these are brighter and bolder than their predecessors. All five denominations carry the same security features, according to the conference organiser Reconnaissance International.


The organiser said the award recognised outstanding achievement in the design, technical sophistication and security of a banknote or banknote series.

The key judging criteria were that successful banknotes should combine visual artistry and high levels of technical and security sophistication, with considerable emphasis placed on reflecting the cultural heritage of the issuing country in the note, and the relevance of the overall design and symbolism to the issuing country, Reconnaissance International said.

The company is billed as a leading global supplier of technical and business intelligence for secure documents, personal identification, authentication and anti-counterfeiting, tax stamps and currency.

The front of the new 1,000-baht note.

The back of the new 1,000-baht note.

New Zealand's new $5 note. (Images from Reconnaissance International)

New Zealand's new $10 note.

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  • anti (adjective): against - ตรงกันข้าม, ต้าน
  • artistry: using an artists skills to make something nicer to see or experience -
  • assistant: a person who helps or supports somebody, usually in their job - ผู้ช่วย
  • authentication: verification; the process of checking that something is true or accurate - การพิสูจน์ความจริง, การตรวจสอบความเป็นจริง
  • award: a prize or a sum of money that is given to someone following an official decision - รางวัล
  • award: to give something to somebody as a prize, payment, etc - มอบให้
  • banknote: paper money - ธนบัตร
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  • celebrate: to do something enjoyable in order to show that an occasion or event is special - ฉลอง
  • circulation: the passing of money from one person to another - การหมุนเวียนของเงินสด, กระแสเงิน
  • combine: to mix or be put together - รวมกัน
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  • considerable (adj): large in size, amount, or degree - ค่อนข้างมาก, ค่อนข้างใหญ่
  • counterfeit: illegal copies made in order to trick people - ของปลอม
  • criteria: a standard that is used for judging something or for making a decision about something - บรรทัดฐาน
  • cultural (adj.): related to the customs and beliefs, art, way of life and social organization of a particular country or group - วัฒนธรรม
  • currency (noun): the system of money, usually, but not always, that a country uses - เงินตรา
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  • emphasis: special importance or attention that is given to one thing in particular - การเน้นย้ำ
  • facilitate: to make it possible or easier for something to happen - ทำให้สะดวกขึ้น
  • feature: to include someone or something as an important part - ทำให้เด่น
  • global: throughout the world - ทั่วโลก
  • governor: a person who is chosen to be in charge of the government of a state or province or a government agency - ผู้ว่าการรัฐ, ผู้ว่าราชการจังหวัด
  • heritage: the art, buildings, traditions, and beliefs that a society considers important to its history and culture - มรดก ประเพณีที่ตกทอด
  • identification: the process of showing, proving or recognizing who or what somebody/something is - การแสดงตัว
  • impaired: not fully able to do something - ซึ่งไมสมบูรณ์
  • intelligence: information collected about the secret plans of an enemy, criminal organisations, competitors, etc. - ข่าวกรอง  ข้อมูลลับ
  • international: connected with or involving two or more countries - นานาชาติ, สากล, ระหว่างประเทศ
  • issue: to give or provide something official - แจกจ่าย
  • jointly: done together - อย่างร่วมกัน, พร้อมกัน, ด้วยกัน
  • judge: to form an opinion about somebody/something, based on the information you have - ตัดสิน
  • key: most important - ที่สำคัญ
  • latest (adj): newest; most recent - ] ล่าสุด, See also: ทันสมัยที่สุด, เกิดหลังสุด
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  • organiser: an event organiser; a person or company that organises big events such as beauty contests -
  • outstanding: excellent; very good - ยอดเยี่ยม, ดีเด่น
  • period: a particular length of time - ระยะเวลา
  • personal: your own; not belonging to or connected with anyone else - เป็นส่วนตัว
  • principal: main or most important - หัวหน้า, สำคัญที่สุด
  • recognise: to give praise or approval to someone or something - เป็นที่ชื่นชม ยกย่อง
  • reflect: to show - สะท้อน แสดงถึง
  • regional: of or relating to a region - เกี่ยวกับภูมิภาค
  • relevance: how much something is related or useful to what is happening or being talked about - ความสัมพันธ์กัน,การเข้าประเด็น,ความเข้าเรื่องกัน
  • secure: safe from attack or harm - ปลอดภัย
  • security: protection; safety from attack, harm, or damage - ความมั่นคง, ระบบรักษาความปลอดภั, ความปลอดภัย
  • share: to have or use something at the same time as someone else - ใช้ร่วมกัน
  • sophistication (noun): the quality of being clever and complicated in the way that something works or is presented - ความซับซ้อน
  • successful (adjective): achieved the goals you wanted to achieve or made a lot of money - มีผลสำเร็จ, ประสบผลสำเร็จ, ประสบชัยชนะ
  • supplier: a person or company that supplies goods - ผู้จัดหาสิ่งของให้, ผู้ผลิตสินค้าและวัตถุดิบ
  • symbolism: having symbolic meaning; representing something important, but in this case, not the real thing เป็นสัญญาณ เป็นสัญลักษณ์ -
  • tactile: by touch; feeling things with the hands -
  • tax: money that you have to pay to the government so that it can pay for public services - ภาษี
  • tax stamp: a piece of paper put on goods to show that tax has been paid on them -
  • technical: connected with the skills needed for a particular job, sport, art, etc; connected with practical methods for doing something - ในทางเทคนิค
  • the general public: the public; people in general - ประชาชน, สาธารณชน, มหาชน
  • theme: the main subject of something - ใจความสำคัญ, ประเด็นหลัก
  • visual: relating to sight - เกี่ยวกับการมองเห็น
  • visually: in a way that involves the appearance or something or looking at something - เห็นได้ด้วยตา
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