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Thailand is known officially as the Kingdom of Thailand and is located at the center of the Indochinese Peninsula. The country covers a land area of approximately 198,000 square miles and has a population of about 69 million, making it one of the most populous countries in the world. The capital of Thailand is the city of Bangkok, which is also its largest city. The government of the nation currently consists of a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy. Thailand has switched from a parliamentary democracy and military junta for decades.
The official currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht. Like many other global currencies, the baht can be subdivided into 100 smaller units of currency. Like the pound, the baht originated from a unit of mass. A decimal system started being used for the currency in 1897, and the baht was fixed at a rate of 15 grams of silver to the baht until 1902.
The Thailand Baht is issued and controlled by the central bank of the country, known as the Bank of Thailand. The central bank was established in 1942, and not only manages the nation’s currency but has other responsibilities as well designed to provide financial and monetary stability for the country.
If you are looking to buy gold in Thailand, you will see prices quoted using the local currency. Quotes are often also available in several other major global currencies, however, such as U.S. Dollars, Great British Pounds, euros or Japanese Yen. Prices for gold are typically quoted by the ounce, gram or kilo, although sometimes other local units of measure may also be quoted.
The Royal Thai Mint, also called the Bureau of Royal Thai Mint, is located in Pathum Thani. The mint is a subdivision of the country’s treasury department, and produces both coins and medals. The Royal Thai Mint produces various gold and silver collectible coins that are considered good, legal tender. Face values of the coins can vary from as small as one Satang to 9000 baht. The collectible bullion coins produced at the mint typically feature designs that celebrate key historical events in the nation.
Because these gold coins may be of limited mintage and availability, they may potentially carry significantly higher premiums compared to large mintage bullion coins. For those looking to acquire as many total ounces of gold as possible, a better choice may be bullion bars. Gold bars tend to carry some of the lowest overall per-ounce premiums, and can be purchased in various weights from as little as a single gram to 400 ounces. Bars are also easily stackable and stored in a safe, bank safe deposit box or depository.
The economy of Thailand is dependent on exports, which account for a significant portion of the nation’s GDP. The nation is involved in numerous areas of industry, including auto parts, financial services, computers, textiles, tobacco, appliances, tourism and more. Thailand is one of the globe’s largest producers of hard disc drives, and is also a major tourism destination.