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    WWII-Era Highest Denomination Rarity

    Thailand Government of Thailand 1000 Baht ND (1944) Pick 53s1 Specimen PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ.
    An impressive, highest denomination Specimen, this banknote resulted from an interesting confluence of events. At the onset of World War II, Thailand was surrounded by British and French Colonies, which led the Allies to assume Thai support in the region. However, quick action on the part of the Japanese swayed opinion in Thailand. Sharing mutual aspirations of new territory with Japan, Thailand declared war on Britain in 1942. The Japanese coasted through the Thai peninsula which lead to Axis victories in Malaya and Singapore as a result. Traditional banknote suppliers refused Thai orders, which lead to a money shortage. Local and Japanese printers filled the void during the War. This offered example is the highest denomination of the Japanese-printed series. A fully issued example was transformed into a Specimen with a bright red overprint. We have offered no finer graded examples, adding desirability to this already scarce type. A historic Southeast Asian emission.


    罕見的二戰時期最高面值樣票

    1944年泰國政府1000泰銖樣票。PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ。
    此系列中最高面額樣票。精美、稀有。二戰期間,日本希望取道泰國進攻緬甸與馬來亞,泰國同意放行,泰國繼而成為了日軍進攻東南亞其他國家的後勤基地和大後方,同時亦為日本盟國。在泰國支持下,日軍全力到達馬來亞邊境,反之,從喬治敦到新加坡的英國和當地軍隊則不堪重負。結果,英國德納羅印鈔公司停止了對泰國的新鈔票供應,這導致他們轉向日本以滿足其貨幣需求。紅字「見本」加蓋。沒有見過更高評分,極具歷史性的一張東南亞紙幣。


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