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).

50,000 rupiah (front & back)

The 50,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (front side)

The front side of the 50,000 rupiah banknote shows a picture of “I Gusti Ngurah Rai.” He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Indonesian armed forces and was designated as an Indonesian National Hero because of his courage while leading the military in Bali against the Dutch during the War of Independence. Born on January 30, 1917, and died in battle on November 20, 1946.

The 50,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (back side)

The back side of the 50,000 rupiah banknote has a picture of “Bratan Lake,” which is located on the island of Bali.

Today, February 5, 2011, this Rp. 50,000 bill is worth $5.56 US dollars.

Today, February 5, 2011, 1 United States dollars =  8,990 Indonesian Rupiah.

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