Currency


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).

100,000 rupiah (front & back)

The 100,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (front side)

On the front side of the 100,000 rupiah banknote is a picture of Sukarno (alt. spelling, “Soekarno.” He only had one name, like many Indonesians), and Mohammad Hatta. Sukarno became the first President of Indonesia, and Hatta the first Vice President.

The 100,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (back side)

On the back side of the 100,000 rupiah banknote is a picture of the DPR/MPR Building. It is the seat of government for the Indonesian legislative, which comprises the People’s Consultative Assembly (Majelis Permusyaratan Rakyat, MPR) the People’s Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat, DPR)  and the Regional Representatives Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, DPD).

Today, February 6, 2011, this Rp. 100,000 bill is worth $11.12 US dollars.

Today, February 6, 2011, 1 United States dollars =  8,990 Indonesian rupiah.

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.

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).

20,000 rupiah (front and back)

The 20,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (front side)

On the front side of the 20,000 rupiah banknote you will see a picture of Otto Iskandar Di Nata. He was born in Bandung, March 31, 1897. He led “Pagoejoeban Pasoendan” from 1929-1942. This organization founded many schools, banks, and provided legal aid and rehabilitation of former prisoners. From 1931-1941 he was a member of the Volksraad, which became the forerunner of the future parliament.

In 1945 he became a member of BPUPKI (Japanese sponsored effort to lead toward Indonesia’s independence) and sat on PPKI (A committee preparing for the independence of Indonesia). Otto Iskandar was also involved with the creation of the 1945 Constitution. On August 19, 1945 Otto Iskandar made a proposal for the election of Sukarno and Hatta as President and Vice President. The members of the council approved the proposal by acclamation.

The 20,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (back side)

The backside of the 20.000 rupiah banknote reflects a tea plantation in West Java.

Today, February 4, 2011, this Rp. 20,000 bill is worth $2.23 United States dollars .

Today, February 4, 2011, 1 United States dollars =  9,020 Indonesian Rupiah.

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).

10,000 rupiah (front & back)

The 10,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (front side)

The front side of the 10.000 rupiah banknote has a picture of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, a leader from the city of Palembang, on the island of Sumatra. He was specifically known for his resistance to English and Dutch colonialism. On 14 July, 1827 Sultan M.B was captured and exiled to the island of Ternate, where he died in 1852.

The international airport in the city of Palembang is named after Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II.

The 10,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (back side)

The back side of the 10.000 rupiah banknote shows a traditional Rumah Limas from the city of Palembang, South Sumatra.

Today, February 3, 2011, this Rp. 10,000 bill is worth $1.10 US .

Today, February 3, 2011, 1 United States Dollars =  9,020 Indonesian Rupiah.

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

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).

2,000 Rupiah (front & back)

The 2,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (front side)

On the front side of the 2,000 rupiah banknote can be seen a picture Prince Antasari (1862), one of the leaders from the Banjar ethnic group on the island of Kalimantan (Borneo).  He was influential in the resistance against Dutch colonialism in South Kalimantan.

The 2,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (back side)

On the back of the 2,000 rupiah banknote can be seen dancers from the Dayak ethnic group, also from the Island of Kalimantan.

Today, February 1, 2011, this Rp. 2,000 bill is worth $0.22 US  (22 cents)

Today, February 1, 2011, 1 United States Dollars =  9,047 Indonesian Rupiah

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).

The 1,000 Rupiah Indonesian Bank Note (front side)

1,000 Rupiah (front & back)

The 1,000 rupiah bill has a picture of a famous military leader from the Maluku islands (Thomas Matulessy—a Christian). He was famous for his defeat of the Dutch forces on the island of Saparua, near the island of Ambon, both of which are located in the chain of islands known as Maluku (formerly the Spice Islands).

Thomas Matulessy was born on June 8, 1783. He is also known as Captain Pattimura or simply Pattimura, as is reflected on the 1,000 rupiah note. Pattimura’s troops overthrew the Dutch forces as well as held back a successive colonial force that was sent against him. The Dutch then sent reinforcements from the city of Batavia (now the capital of IndonesiaJakarta) and Pattimura and his rebel forces were defeated and he surrendered. On December 16, 1817 Pattimura was hanged for his role in the uprising.

The 1,000 rupiah Indonesian Bank Note (back side)

On the back of the 1,000 rupiah bank note can be seen the islands of Maitara and Tidore. Fishermen in a boat can also be seen in the picture. Maitara and Tidore islands are part of an archipelago in the Maluku Islands of eastern Indonesia.

Today, January 27, 2011, this Rp. 1,000 bill is worth $0.11 USD  (eleven cents).

Today, January 27, 2011, 1 United States Dollars = 9,025 Indonesian Rupiah