The Beginning of Currency
4-D animation media on 360 degrees cave-simulated walls recounts the beginning of trading by prehistoric cavemen before a medium of exchange made of various materials was used and the change when the world discovered metal.
Why do Mongols chose to use squirrel skin for trading while native Indians in North America use the skin of the beaver?? Join us to learn more about the differences in medium of the exchange due by geographical, environmental and cultural diversities of people around the globe.
H.M. King Mongkut, Rama IV The Reformer of Thai Currency
The reform of money during the reign of King Mongkut or Rama IV resulted in Siam’s usage of coins for more than 2 centuries.
Coins of Various Kingdoms
Exhibition of coins dating back to Funan, Dvaravati, Lawo and Srivijaya periods, among the first excavated in Thailand – previously a part of Suvarnabhumi, or the Land of Gold – featuring imprinted propitious designs and telling about society and trade in those ancient kingdoms
The Emergence of Thai Kingdoms
Exhibition on pod duang, ancient Thai currency, along with the people’s way of life and economy in Sukhothai and Ayudhya eras with a market atmosphere in a community
Coins of Rattanakosin
Exhibition of more than 200 coins of Rattanakosin Period along with details of Thai coins from the pioneering days through the periods of reform, development and evolution in the past two centuries
Coins in Daily Life
Living gallery that reflects other perspectives of coins which play a role at every stage of human life in a way that might be beyond our imagination.
Get to know coins from more than 1,500 countries worldwide and see what these countries have selected to be recorded on their coins. Admire the advanced technology used by each country in the production of commemorative coins.
Creation of Coins
Design skill and expertise coupled with a fine and meticulous production process bring about the diversity throughout the process depicting what it takes to produce a coin.
Fact about Coins
Learn all the components of a coin from the edge to the substance of the metal
Currency through Time
Summary of the currency’s journey through time as evidenced the constant change in shape and size to reflect the prevailing economic and social situations as well as the emergence of new payment media
The ‘Traveller Coins’ of Suvarnabhumi
This exhibit showcases the silver coins of Funan and Srivijaya, the first coins found in areas of Thailand that was formerly part of an ancient commercial empire called “Suvarnabhumi”. Coins were widely used in several territories.
Pod Duang Wisdom of Thai People’s Ancestors
Evolution of the Bullet coins/round tical
The display explains the various changes, development and evolution of the bullet coins across the ages. There are exhibits of models such as bracelet money, ring money and other monetary medium, presumed to be the origin of bullet coins or the round tical.
The process of making Pod Duang (Ratanakosin period)
Steps for producing bullet coins in the Rattanakosin era are shown in this section: replicas of the mold and the processes are displayed, with sketches explaining the procedure.
Coins of the Rattanakosin period
Exhibits will explain the King of Siam’s effort at monetary reform and the transition from the bullet money to Thai coins, elevating Siamese trading to international standards.
This section introduces the visitors to more than 40 countries through the stories engraved upon national circulation coins. Learn the spectacular techniques each country use to mint their commemorative coins that will provide a novel and exciting experience about coins for the audience.
Our Father’s coins
This special exhibition tells the story of the coins of the present reign that have been collected from the beginning of the reign to the present, with emphasis on various Royal activities that benefit the land and all Thais.