Free Thai

 

Overprinted banknotes - or generally called "Free Thai ", were banknotes which English military ordered.
They became ordered without informing the Thai government, from Thomas de la Rue reprinted to use them during the war.
They consisted of three denominations: 1 Baht, 5 Baht und 10 Baht, found frequently used in the southern part of Thailand.
Later the Bank of Thailand announced the cancellation of the following groups and serial numbers.

( Table below)

 

1 Baht "Free Thai"


 
Normal  Banknote
 
Free Thai Banknote

 

 

5 Baht "Free Thai"

 

Little bit more exactly to be able to recognize the difference what is very difficult anyway,
if I have represented the important part once strongly increased.

 

Normal Banknote

Free Thai Banknote

 

 

10 Baht "Free Thai"


 
Normal Banknote
 
Free Thai Banknote

 

 

VALUE

GROUP

SERIAL NUMBERS

1st

A5, A66, A92
00001
41667
A16, A24, A75
10001
51667
A32, A49, A80
20001
61667
A64, A10, A94
30001
71667
A27, A36, A78
40001
81667
A2, A57, A81
50001
91667
B7, B59, B88
05001
46667
B34, B67, B98
15001
56667
B43, 51, B95
25001
66667
B19, B28, B72
35001
76667
B3, B77, B89
45001
86667
B27, B48, B93
55001
96667

 

5th

K1, K4, K7, K11, K13, K22
00001
46429
K3, K7, K14, K19, K24
46430
92858
K2, K4, K9, K11, K25
53572
100000
K5, K16, K18, K21
10001
56429
K6, K17, K23
20001
66429
K10, K15, K20
30001
76429
K8, K12
40001
86429

 

10th

N1, N10, N14
20001
27000
70001
77000
N4, N7, N9
30001
37000
90001
97000
N3, N6, N12
00001
07000
60001
67000

 

Summary amount of " Free Thai " banknotes actually issued and put in circulation by the British Government
are as follow :

Type: 


 

Piece:


1  Baht 
 
25,350
5  Baht 
 
46,127
10 Baht 
 
15,672
Source: Thai Banknotes Catalogue