Stephen L. writes: When I left Vietnam in Oct of 71 on my way back home we stopped in Thailand. I believe it was U-Tapao. Anyway I bought a Royal Thai Mint Set containing 17 coins. 1.1 Baht 6th Asian Games Coin 2. 1 Baht 5th Asian Games Coin 3. 1 Baht 3 Cycles of Life Coin 4. 1 Baht Silver Coin 5. 36th Birthday 20 Baht Silver Coin 6. 1 Baht Europe Tour Coin 7. 1 Baht Cupro-Nickel 8. 50 Stang and 10 Stang Bronze Coin. 9. 10 Stang Copper Coin 10. 25 and a 5 Stang Tin Coin 11. 25 and 5 Stang Bronze Coin 12. 5 Stang Copper 13. 10 Stang and 1 Stang Tin Coin. The coin case is covered in a dark blue cloth material with a Gold Dragon in the center of its lid. The coins are set in there own velvet settings. Since the coins are written in Thai I cant make out the writing. Only two had dates I could read 1966 and 1970. Most of the coins have either the Bust of a man in Military Uniform or the Bust of a Man and Woman with the man in uniform. Can you tell me if this particular Mint set is worth anything?
No cigar but an interesting group of coins. These coins were regular issued coins minted for circulation, in fact many of the coins in the sets from this period WERE from circulation. They are known as “mixed” sets. It is not unusual to find coins with wear in these sets. As far as I know there were no official 17 coin sets. You seem to have a conglomeration of various commemoratives and standard coins. These sets made great souvenirs, especially from those returning home from South East Asia during the War. The Thais were eager to please as well as make a few bucks.