By The Nation
The orders include 200 for the “highest value” platinum coins worth Bt1 million apiece, and 10,000 for gold coins, department chief Amnuay Preemonwong said.
The department has also extended the booking deadline from April 4 to May 10, while the coins will be delivered from June 1 onwards, he said.
Orders coming in
A large number of people have been showing up to place orders at the Treasury Department on Rama VI Road in Bangkok as well as at its related offices in provinces, including the pavilions set up in Chiang Mai and Songkhla.
The department will produce limited quantities of three types of souvenir coins without engraved values. Only 1,000 platinum coins, worth Bt1 million apiece, will be minted; no more than 100,000 pieces of the blackened and sandblasted silver coins worth Bt5,000 apiece will be minted; and 100,000 pieces of the blackened and sandblasted copper coins, worth Bt3,000 apiece will be minted.
The department will also produce three types of commemorative coins with engraved values as follows: 50,000 gold coins with Bt19,000 denomination priced at Bt40,000 apiece; 100,000 silver coins with Bt1,000 denomination selling at Bt3,000 apiece; and 5 million cupronickel coins with Bt20 denomination going for Bt20 apiece.
The department will also produce 500,000 sets of commemorative medals priced at Bt1,600 each.