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Royal Couple King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit 1 Baht Thailand Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Asian Games) (1970) (Bangkok) (Ever Onward)

Royal Couple King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit 1 Baht Thailand Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Asian Games) (1970) (Bangkok) (Ever Onward)

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Royal Couple King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit 1 Baht Thailand Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Asian Games) (1970) (Bangkok) (Ever Onward)

Commemorative issue: 1970 Asian Games, Bangkok

Obverse: Conjoined busts of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit
Lettering: รัฐบาลไทย พ.ศ.๒๕๑๓
๑ บาท 1 BAHT
Translation: Government of Thailand 2513
1 Baht

Reverse: Emblem of 1970 Asian Games in Bangkok

Issuer Thailand
King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) (1946-2016)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2513 (1970)
Calendar Thai
Value 1 Baht
1 THB = 0.031 USD
Currency Baht (1897-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 7.4 g
Diameter 26.9 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 7739
References Y# 91

Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช; RTGS: Phumiphon Adunyadet; pronounced [pʰūː.mí.pʰōn ʔā.dūn.jā.dèːt] (About this soundlisten); 5 December 1927 – 13 October 2016), conferred with the title King Bhumibol the Great in 1987 (officially conferred by King Vajiralongkorn in 2019), was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri dynasty, titled Rama IX. Reigning since 9 June 1946, he was the world's longest-reigning current head of state from the death of Emperor Hirohito of Japan in 1989 until his own death in 2016,[5] and is both the second-longest reigning monarch of all time and the longest-reigning monarch to have reigned only as an adult, reigning for 70 years and 126 days. During his reign, he was served by a total of 30 prime ministers beginning with Pridi Banomyong and ending with Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Forbes estimated Bhumibol's fortune – including property and investments managed by the Crown Property Bureau, a body that is neither private nor government-owned (assets managed by the Bureau were owned by the crown as an institution, not by the monarch as an individual)– to be US$30 billion in 2010, and he headed the magazine's list of the "world's richest royals" from 2008 to 2013 although the same magazine also estimated the worth of the British monarchy triple that of the Thai. In May 2014, Bhumibol's wealth was again listed as US$30 billion.

After a period of deteriorating health which left him hospitalized on several occasions, Bhumibol died on 13 October 2016 in Siriraj Hospital. He was highly revered by the people in Thailand– some saw him as close to divine. Notable political activists and Thai citizens who criticized the king or the institution of monarchy were often forced into exile or to suffer frequent imprisonments. Yet many cases were dropped before being proceeded or were eventually given royal pardon. His cremation was held on 26 October 2017 at the royal crematorium at Sanam Luang. His son, Maha Vajiralongkorn, succeeded him as King.


Sirikit (Thai: สิริกิติ์; Thai pronunciation: [sì.rì.kìt]; born Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara (Thai: สิริกิติ์ กิติยากร; RTGS: Sirikit Kitiyakon; 12 August 1932) is the Queen mother of Thailand. She was the queen consort of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or Rama IX) and is the mother of King Vajiralongkorn (or Rama X). She met Bhumibol in Paris, where her father was Thai ambassador. They married in 1950, shortly before Bhumibol's coronation. Sirikit was appointed queen regent in 1956, when the king entered the Buddhist monkhood for a period of time. Sirikit has one son and three daughters with the king. Consort of the monarch who was the world's longest-reigning head of state, she was also the world's longest-serving queen consort. Sirikit suffered a stroke on 21 July 2012 and has since refrained from public appearances.


The 6th Asian Games (Thai: เอเชียนเกมส์ 2513) were held from 9 to 20 December 1970 in Bangkok, Thailand. Seoul, South Korea, had been selected to host the 6th Games but it declined due to both financial reasons and security threats from neighboring North Korea. (The city eventually hosted in 1986). The previous host, Thailand, stepped in to save the Asiad. 2,400 athletes from 18 countries competed in this Asiad, where yachting made its debut.

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