14 October Democracy Day (2013)


14 October Memorial


 Issue Name: 40th Commemoration 14 October Democracy Day
 Thai Issue Name: ๔๐ ปี วัน ๑๔ ตุลา ประชาธิปไตย
 Issue Date: 2013/2556-10-14
 Cause: To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the 14 October 1973 people's uprising, in which students and other citizens demanded democracy, which resulted in the end of the ruling military dictatorship and altered the Thai political system.
 Catalogue Number: 2013/72
 Denomination: 5 Baht
 Unused Value: 7 Baht
 Used Value: 2 Baht
 Thailex Collection: Unused stamp
 Size: 36 x 51 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 500,000 pieces
 Printer: Chan Wanich Security Printing Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Golden coin with an aerial depiction of the Democracy Monument and a dove that is about to land on top of the part that represents the Thai Constitution (fig.). At the bottom of the coin is the Thai date ๑๔ ตุลา ๑๖, that is: 14 Oct. 16 (i.e. 2516 BE or 1973 AD), and at the top, the text phithak jetanahrom prachathipatai somboon (พิทักษ์เจตนารมณ์ประชาธิปไตยสมบูรณ์), which translates as ‘to guard with the intent for absolute democracy’ or ‘guardian spirit of complete democracy’. In the background of the coin is an aerial black-and-white photo of a large crowd with a red overlay, and on the right is Anuson Satahn 14 Tulah, a memorial near the Thammasat University dedicated to the 77 people that lost their lives at the hands of the security forces.
 Related Links: Democracy Monument, Thammasat, Anuson Satahn 14 Tulah, 14 October Day, Events of 14 October 1973