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Royal cremation coin orders accepted Tuesday

21 Aug 2017 | 282 View

Royal cremation coin orders accepted Tuesday

The Treasury Department will accept orders for special coins commemorating King Rama IX's cremation at banks and state financial institutions from Aug 22 to Sept 30.

Orders open Tuesday for royal cremation coins

Wichit Chantanusornsiri 

The Treasury Department will accept orders for special coins commemorating King Rama IX's cremation at banks and state financial institutions from Aug 22 to Sept 30.

Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said on Monday the department would mint four kinds of the commemorative coins.

Gold coins would be available at 50,000 baht each, silver at 2,000 baht, a smoked sandblast copper coin at 3,000 baht, and nickel at 100 baht.

People who place orders will receive their coins at the place of their order from Jan 29 next year.

The front would have an image of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in full dress uniform, the robe of the Royal House of Chakri, the Most Illustrious Order of the Royal House of Chakri and a Chulachomklao breast chain. The late king's name would be at the bottom.

On the reverse side would be an image of the royal crematorium, the initials of the late king and the words royal cremation and the date of the ceremony, Oct 26, 2017, in Thai.

Patchara Anuntasilpa, director-general of the Treasury Department, said Thai citizens could order the commemorative coins at the department's provincial branches, banks and state financial institutions.

HIGHLIGHTED WORDS

branch

: an office or shop representing a large company or organisation in a particular area - สาขา

citizen

: someone who has the right to live permanently in a particular country - พลเมือง 

commemorate

: to remember officially and give respect to a great person or event, especially by a public ceremony or by making a statue or special building - ฉลอง (เพื่อเป็นการระลึกถึง)

copper

: a soft reddish-brown metal used for making electric wires, pipes and coins - ทองแดง

cremation

: the burning of a dead body - การเผาศพ (งานพระราชทานเพลิงพระศพ)

crematorium

: the place where a cremation takes place - เมรุ

director-general

: the head of a large organisation, especially a public organisation - อธิบดี

financial institution

: a business which helps its customers manage money, e.g., a bank, insurance company, etc. - สถาบันการเงิน

illustrious

: famous, well respected and admired - ซี่งมีชื่อเสียง, โด่งดัง

image

: a photograph, painting, or other work of art that represents a person or thing - รูปภาพ

initial

: the first letter of a person's first name - อักษรแรกของชื่อ

late

: dead - ที่ล่วงลับไปแล้ว

reverse

: the back of a medal, coin, piece of material, piece of paper, etc - ด้านตรงกันข้าม

robe

: a long loose outer piece of clothing - เสื้อคลุมยาว

state

: government - รัฐ

Treasury department

: the government department in charge of overseeing government possessions, appraisimg real estate (property), and overseeing money production - กรมธนารักษ์

uniform

: the special set of clothes worn by all members of an organisation or a group at work, or by children at school - เครื่องแบบ

coin (noun)

: a flat round piece of metal used as money in a country - เหรียญ

provincial (adj)

: related to "provinces" , the different parts of a country - ประจำจังหวัด, ส่วนท้องถิ่น

chain (noun)

: a series of connected metal rings, used for pulling or fastening things; a length of chain used for a particular purpose - โซ่

finance minister (noun)

: the minister in charge of managing the country's money กระทรวงการคลัง - รัฐมนตรีกระทรวงการคลัง

mint (verb)

: to make a coin from metal - ทำให้เป็นเหรียญเงินตรา, ปั๊มเหรียญ

nickel (noun)

: a chemical element. Nickel is a hard silver-white metal used in making some types of steel and other alloys. - นิกเกิล