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    Extremely Rare Ceremonial 20 Baht Bullet Money

    Rama V "Bullet" 20 Baht (1/4 Chang or 5 Tamlung) CS 1242 (1880) XF, Opitz-pg. 95 (this piece illustrated), KM-C191, LeMay-pg. 110, Krisadaolarn/Mihailovs-pg. 138, Plates E36 & E37. 37mm. 302.67gm. With Rampeui stamp. Produced on the occasion of the cremation of the Princess Mother, Somdet Pr'a Deb Sirindhra. An extremely rare denomination and among the most desirable pieces of Thai bullet money, this ceremonial issue was reportedly given to attendees of the Princess Mother's cremation ceremony on May 24, 1880--the date when the King's own age equaled that of his mother at the time of her passing. While the individual stamps on the 20 Baht were not hand-engraved as on the 40 and 80 Baht, the designs appear beautifully impressed and well-struck with traces of a light cabinet tone and residual luster. Some light handling is noted for the sake of completeness, but is hardly consequential and not unusual for these prized issues. A coveted opportunity for the serious Thai collector and one which seldom becomes available. Sold with old ANA Authentication Bureau Certificate AB 3665.
    Ex. Detroit Money Museum (Inventory no. 2-7-159)
    From the Charles J. Opitz Collection


    CS 1242 (1880年)拉瑪五世子彈銀幣20銖(1/4 Chang 或 5 Tamlung)。XF。
    Opitz 第95頁顯示此幣。37毫米。重302.67克。罕有的Rampeui戳印。為紀念泰國朱拉隆功國王之母Somdet P'ra Deb Sirindhra火化儀式而鑄。此面值極其罕有,為泰國子彈幣中最珍罕的一款。相傳此幣於1880年5月24日贈與曾出席國王之母火化儀式的嘉賓。同日為國王誕辰,年齡與其母逝世之齡相同。不同於40及80銖子彈幣,20銖子彈幣上戳印并非人手雕刻, 但細節卻同樣精緻,鑄造精良,閃閃生光。有微不足道的觸痕,在此類珍品中常見。對各位泰國錢幣收藏家而言,實乃千載難逢的機會。連同ANA認證局書#AB3665一同出售。

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    December, 2019
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