Thai Coins come in six denominations: 10, 5, 2, 1 Baht, and 25 and 50 Satang
The 10-Baht coin is a silver ring with a brass center. The coin replaced a 10-Baht bill in the early 1990’s.
The back of the 10-Baht coin depicts Wat Arun (วัดอรุณ) in Bangkok.
The diameter is 26 mm.
The 5-Baht coin is slightly smaller than the 10-Baht coin (24mm). The reverse features Wat Benjamabophit (วัดเบญจมบพิตร) or the Marble Temple.
The 2-Baht coin has two designs.
The new 2-baht coin design is in brass color. It features H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, on the obverse. The reverse design depicts the Golden Mountain at Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan in Bangkok.
The original two-baht coin was minted 2005-2007, but it is still in used. It looks similar to one-Baht coin so many people write number two on the coin to prevent the mix up. The diameter is 21.75 mm.
The one-Baht coin is silver(20mm). The back of the one-Baht coin displays the chedis of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
The fifty-satang coin is copper. It’s currency unit equivalent to one-half of one Thai baht. The back features the chedi at Wat Prathat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai. The diameter is 18mm.
The 25-Satang piece is a tiny brass coin (16mm).
*Both the 25- and 50-Satang coins are mostly used in supermarkets and convenience stores like 7-Eleven.
Learning point: Ngern (เงิน) is Thai for silver as well as the general term for money, reflecting the fact that the baht (or tical) is foremost a unit of weight for precious metals and gemstones.
coin in Thai is called เหรียญ /rĭan/.
Have you ever confused the Thai coin denominations?