Indonesian Currency

The paper currency of Indonesia is in rupiah, and it comes in denominations of 1,000;  2,000;  5,000;  10,000;  20,000;  50,000 and  100,000 bills (there are also an assortment of coins).

5,000 rupiah (front and back)

The 5,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (front side)

On the front side of the 5,000 rupiah banknote can be seen a picture of Tuanku Imam Bonjol (1772 – November 6, 1864). He received designation as an Indonesian national hero due to his leadership in the struggle against Dutch colonialism. His struggles with the Dutch took place in West Sumatra, among the Minangkabau ethnic group.

The 5,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (back side)

The back side of the 5,000 rupiah banknote has a picture of a songket weaver from the Minangkabau ethnic group. The location where the majority of this weaving takes place is in the province of West Sumatra, and more specifically, in the village of Pandai Sikat,” in the Tanah Datar regency of that province.

Today, February 3, 2011, this Rp. 5,000 bill is worth $0.55 US  (55 cents)

Today, February 3, 2011, $1.00 United States Dollars =  9,035 Indonesian Rupiah

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