$45.00 USD

Thailand/Siam/Laos, Mekong River Valley, Canoe money, c1800-1850

Dimensions (mm)
60.000 x 12.000 x 8.600mm
Weight (g)

Thailand/Siam/Laos, Mekong River Valley, Canoe money, c1800-1850

Country: Siam (Thailand)/Laos

Denomination: 1 Lat/Lad

Monarch: N/A

Year: c1800-1850

Material/Fineness: Bronze.

Grade: Fine.

Mint: N/A.

Mintage: N/A

Weight Approx: 15.67g

Dimensions Approx: 60mm x 12mm at the longest and widest points.

An interesting curio to add to any coinage collection. "Canoe" or "Boat" money was commonly used all along the Mekong River Valley from Burma (Myanmar) and Laos in the north through Siam (Thailand), Vietnam and Cambodia. It is more typically associated with Thailand and Laos than anywhere else. The was no mint designated for making these and many were cast by locals. There have been many fakes of these, but pieces like this have an unmistakable patina.

Please be aware that the weight in the boxes is in Carats.

I have a few of these that I will be listing over time. If you have some Thai bullet money that you would like to swap (all examples), I would be very interested, please get in touch.

Additional Notes: All coin gradings are my own and I would strongly suggest that you study the images carefully as they are an integral part of this listing.

Ex Baldwins Vault.

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Coin and Banknote dealer with over 30 years experience based in the UK. This is alongside being a Goldsmith and Silversmith. My interest in Coins and Banknotes started with a bag of old coins when I was fairly young. I spent many hours casually looking through them and eventually looking in much more detail. It then became an addiction, the need to complete each section, series, denomination. It started with Wren Farthings by year and has evolved into so much more with my collection expanding into Celtic Coinage after a metal detecting trip. I collect and deal in all denominations of currency from the UK, Commonwealth and British Territories, as well as Coinage from all over the world. I have a particular interest in UK micro varieties. Banknotes are a very close subject, and my collecting started with an auction lot bought by mistake (I bid on the wrong lot number) when I was in my teens. A mistake that developed into a rewarding hobby. As my collection progressed and upgraded, I needed to start selling on. Before buying any coins or banknotes, please ensure that they are not prohibited from being imported in your country. Due to the high percentage of fraudulent transactions I no longer send to Central America, South America, India, Pakistan or Africa. Russia is now on my list of banned countries due to current events. Unfortunately this harms the innocent people of Russia as well as those responsible. Please see my other shops here;
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Listing Type : Standard
Product ID : 20506
Starts : 30th November 2023 05:53 pm AEST
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