Wat Phra That Choeng Chum & King Bhumibol Thailand 10 Satang Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Stupa) (Buddha Footprints)
Wat Phra Cheong Chum & King Bhumibol Thailand 10 Satang Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making (Buddhist Stupa) (Buddha Footprints)
Obverse: King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) facing left
Lettering: ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช รัชกาลที่๙
Translation: Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama IX
Reverse: Temple -- Wat Phra That Choeng Chum
Lettering: ประเทศไทย พ.ศ.๒๕๓๑
Translation: Thailand 2004
10 Satang 10
King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) (1946-2016)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 2530-2550 (1987-2007)
Value 10 Satang
0.1 THB = USD 0.0029
Currency Baht (1897-date)
Weight 0.8 g
Diameter 17.5 mm
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 10006
References Y# 209
Phra That Choeng Chum (Thai: พระธาตุเชิงชุม) a major and sacred religious monument of Sakon Nakhon Province, is enshrined at Wat Phra That Choeng Chum in town. Of rectangular shape, it is made of mortar and bricks with a height of 24 meters. It is featured on the reverse of the ten-satang coin.
Sakon Nakhon existed as a major city in the Khmer Empire of Khotraboon, with the ancient city of Srikhotraboon within present-day Udon Thani Province as the capital, at the height of its glory during the 12th to the 16th centuries. Many Khmer shrines and artefacts stand proof to the claim and constitute major attractions of the province. The Shrine of the Holy Relic of Narai Jengweng, Phuphek, Dum and the Khmer Bridge are a few examples.
Phra That Choeng Chum is built to cover footprints of four Buddhas namely Phra Kakusantha, Phra Konakom, Phra Kassapa, and Phra Kodom or Phra Sri Ariyametrei (the present Buddha). Next to the Phra That is the chapel that houses Luang Por Ong Saen, a sacred Buddha statue of the province.
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, 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.
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