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Indonesia new sig/date (2014) 100,000-rupiah note confirmed

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100,000 rupiah, 2014. Like P153, but new date and new signatures (Agus D.W. Martowardojo and unknown).

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Indonesia new sig/date (2014) 50,000-rupiah note confirmed

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50,000 rupiah, 2014. Like P152, but new date and new signatures (Agus D.W. Martowardojo and Halim Alamsyah).

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Indonesia new sig/date (2014) 20,000-rupiah note confirmed

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20,000 rupiah, 2014. Like P151, but new date and new signatures (Agus D.W. Martowardojo and Ronald Waas).

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Indonesia new 100,000-rupiah note confirmed

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According to an article in The Jakarta Post dated 19 August 2014, Bank Indonesia officially released a new 100,000-rupiah note on 17 August. The new note is like the current note of the same denomination (Pick P153), but with BANK INDONESIA at lower left front replaced with NEGARA KESATUAN REPUBLIK INDONESIA (The Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia) and is the first note to bear the signature of a finance minister (Menteri Keuangan). Previously, only top bank officials had their signatures printed on the notes.

Governor Agus Martowardojo also said that Bank Indonesia is moving forward with plans to redenominate the rupiah by slashing three zeroes from the currency.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Indonesia new sig/date (2014) 10,000-rupiah note confirmed

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10,000 rupiah, 2014. Like P150, but new date and new signatures (Agus D.W. Martowardojo and unknown).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Indonesia new notes from new issuer reportedly set for 17.08.2014 introduction

According to an article on Tempo.co dated 19 June 2014, Indonesia plans to issue new banknotes on 17 August 2014, Independence Day. The new banknotes will have "Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia" (Republic of Indonesia) written on them, replacing the name of the current issuer, Bank Indonesia. The new banknotes will still have the same denominations as the current notes, will still have pictures of national figures, and are claimed to be harder to counterfeit.

Indonesia has been tinkering with the idea of changing its notes and revaluing its currency for years, with various plans in the past having failed to come to fruition. As such, it's probably wise not to put too much faith in this latest report.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

South Korea banknote printer seeking more overseas contracts

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According to an article in Korea Times dated 24 June 2014, Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corp. (KOMSCO) has seen its production volume halved over the past five years, and hopes to utilize excess capacity by obtaining contracts to print banknotes for other countries. Countries for which KOMSCO has produced or is producing "currencies" (may include coins, not just banknotes) include China, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Libya, Peru, Switzerland, Thailand, and Vietnam. Last year KOMSCO won an order from Peru to produce 305 million 50-nuevo sole notes, with delivery to be completed by the end of June 2014.

Indonesia new sig/date (2014) 2,000-rupiah note confirmed

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2,000 rupiah, 2014. Like P148, but new date and new signatures.

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Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

Indonesia new sig/date (2014) 5,000-rupiah note confirmed

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5,000 rupiah, 2014. Like P142, but new date and new signatures.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

Indonesia new date (2013) 1,000-rupiah note confirmed

1,000 rupiah, 2013. Like P141, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Indonesia new sig/date (2013) 10,000-rupiah note confirmed

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10,000 rupiah, 2013/2005. Like P150, but new date and signatures (Nasution/Sarwono).

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Courtesy of Sejin Ahn and David Murcek (http://www.themonetaryunit.com).

Indonesia moves closer to issuing redenominated notes in 2014

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After many years of discussion, according to this article dated 22 July 2013, it appears Bank Indonesia is moving closer to issuing redenominated notes on 1 January 2014. The new notes retain the same color schemes and depict the same people as the existing notes, although the portraits are redesigned and three zeros have been removed from the denominations. The new and old notes will circulate in parallel, and the old notes will remain valid for up to 10 years. The plan still awaits approval from the House of Representatives.

Courtesy of Jinesh Joseph and Wilson Chow.

Indonesia new sig/date (2013) 5,000-rupiah note confirmed

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5,000 rupiah, 2013/2001. Like P142, but new signatures and date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Indonesia new sig/date (2013) 100,000-rupiah note confirmed

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100,000 rupiah, 2013/2004. Like PNL dated 2011 and 2012, but new DEPUTI GUBERNUR signature and new date.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Indonesia new date (2013) 20,000-rupiah note confirmed

20,000 rupiah, 2013. Like P144, but new date.

Be advised, however, that notes of this denomination dated 2011 through 2013 are significantly different than those dated 2004 through 2010, even though the SCWPM lumps them all together as P144. The newer notes have enhanced security features, including rainbow printing and Omron rings. The notes also have new codes for the sight impaired. On these notes, the year of printing appears above the signatures, with the series year at lower right front or lower right back.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Indonesia new date (2013) 10,000-rupiah note confirmed

10,000 rupiah, 2013/2005. Like P150b, but new date.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of David Murcek (www.themonetaryunit.com).

Indonesia new date (2013) 5,000-rupiah note confirmed

5,000 rupiah, 2013/2001. Like P142l, but new date.

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Courtesy of David Murcek (www.themonetaryunit.com).

Indonesia new date (2013) 50,000-rupiah note confirmed

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50,000 rupiah, 2013 on front/2005 on back. Like unlisted note previously confirmed dated 2011 and 2012, but new date. Signature Nasution/Sarwono on all three date varieties.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Indonesia new date (2013) 2,000-rupiah note confirmed

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2,000 rupiah, 2013 on front/2009 on back. Like P148, but new date. Signature Nasution/Waas.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Indonesia new date (2012) 100,000-rupiah note confirmed

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100,000 rupiah (US$10.50), 2012. Like note issued 01.08.2011 with enhanced security features, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Indonesia new sig/date (2010) 20,000-rupiah note confirmed

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20,000 rupiah (US$2), 2010. Like P144, but with new signatures and date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Indonesia new date (2012) 10,000-rupiah note confirmed

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10,000 rupiah (US$1), 2012. Like P150, but with new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Indonesia new sig/date (2012) 5,000-rupiah note confirmed

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5,000 rupiah (US$0.50), 2012. Like P142, but with new signatures and date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Indonesia new sig/date (2012) 2,000-rupiah note confirmed

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2,000 rupiah (US$0.20), 2012. Like P148, but with new signatures and date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Indonesia new sig/date (2012) 1,000-rupiah note confirmed

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1,000 rupiah (US$0.10), 2012. Like P141, but with new signatures and date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Indonesia new date (2012) 50,000-rupiah note confirmed

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50,000 rupiah (US$5.20), 2012. Like new unlisted 2011-dated note issued 1 August 2011 with Omron rings, but with new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Indonesia new sig/date (2011) 20,000-rupiah note confirmed

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20,000 rupiah (US$2.10), 2011. Like P144, but new date and new signatures.

This denomination is now confirmed dated 2011 both without Omron rings (P144) and with Omron rings (PNL).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Indonesia redenomination plans move a step closer to implementation

According to an article in The Jakarta Post dated 7 December 2011, the government has approved Bank Indonesia’s proposal to redenominate the rupiah by eliminating three zeros. A draft law is being finalized and still needs to be approved by the Law and Human Rights Ministry, then passed by the House of Representatives.

Bank Indonesia announced that the rupiah’s redenomination would be carried out in four stages over 10 years to minimize public confusion: information campaign to alert the public (2011-2012), transition period (2013-2015), the gradual withdrawal of the “old” rupiah (2016-2018), and the use of the “new” rupiah (2019-2020).

The redenomination would mean the 1,000-rupiah banknote, the nation’s smallest denomination, would become a 1-rupiah note, but the value would remain the same (currently US$0.10).

Indonesia new sig/date (2011) 1,000-rupiah note confirmed


1,000 rupiah (US$0.10), 2011. Like P141, but new date and signatures.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Indonesia new sig/date (2010) 100,000-rupiah note confirmed


100,000 rupiah (US$11.15), 2010. Like P146c, but new date and signatures.

This note has been confirmed dated 2004-2011, inclusive, with three signature varieties.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Indonesia new 20,000-, 50,000-, and 100,000-rupiah notes confirmed






According to an article in The Jakarta Post dated 28 October 2011, Bank Indonesia issued newly designed banknotes denominated in 20,000, 50,000, and 100,000 rupiah (US$2.25, 5.67, and 11.35, respectively) on 1 August 2011 in commemoration of Youth Pledge Day, although they bear no special commemorative text or images. The new notes do have enhanced security features, including “rainbow printing.” The notes also have new codes for the sight impaired. Existing notes of the same denominations will remain in circulation.

Courtesy of Wing Tse and Thomas Augustsson.

Indonesia new date (2011) 5,000-, 10,000-, and 100,000-rupiah notes confirmed


5,000 rupiah (US$0.55), 2011. Like P142, but new date and signatures.


10,000 rupiah (US$1.15), 2011. Like PNL, but new date and signatures.


100,000 rupiah (US$11.30), 2011. Like P146, but new date and signatures.

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Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Indonesia announces new notes to be issued in late 2011


According to an article in JakartaGlobe dated 13 August 2011, Bank Indonesia is planning to upgrade the security of its banknotes with a new series to be printed by October at the latest. The new notes will feature “rainbow printing,” which allows several colors to be printed using a single plate in specially modified equipment, resulting in a natural blending of the colors that is difficult to reproduce using commercially available printers. The only Indonesian note to currently feature rainbow printing is the 10,000-rupiah note dated 2010, shown above.

“Now we will also use rainbow printing for the Rp 20,000, Rp 50,000 and Rp 100,000 bills. This is in line with international standards,” said Muhammad Dahlan, the central bank’s director for circulation.

Additional information and images are requested so that this report can be confirmed.

Bank Indonesia Deputy Governor Rochadi dies in New York


On 10 July 2011, Bank Indonesia Deputy Governor Budi Rochadi died at age 60 of unspecified causes in New York, where he was attending a conference on banknotes. Rochadi had served as deputy governor in charge of settlement systems since January 2007. Rochadi’s signature appears on the 2,000-rupiah notes dated 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Courtesy of Richard Miranda.

Indonesia new sig/date (2010) 2,000-rupiah note confirmed



2,000 rupiah (US$0.25), 2010. Like the same denomination introduced 09.07.2009, but with new date (2010 on front instead of 2009) and new signautres (Darmin Nasution and S. Budi Rochadi). This note has also been confirmed with the same new signatures and dated 2011 on front. All three varieties bear the imprint “PERUM PERCETAKAN UANG RI IMP 2009” at lower right on back.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Indonesia passes bill to add finance minister's signature to banknotes

According to an article in The Jakarta Post dated 25 May 2011, the government and the House of Representatives agreed to pass a currency bill for final approval at the House plenary session on 31 May, despite the opposition of officials at Bank Indonesia. The bill would add the finance minister’s signature to banknotes beginning with the 69th anniversary of Independence Day on 17 August 2014.

Indonesia new sig/date (2011) 2,000-rupiah note confirmed


2,000 rupiah (US$0.25), 2011. Like note of same denomination dated 2009 (unlisted in 17th edition of SCWPM), but new date and signatures (Darmin Nasution, Gubernur; S. Budi Rochadi, Deputi Gubernur).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net and Charles Hunt.

Indonesia new sig/date (2010) 5,000-rupiah note confirmed


5,000 rupiah (US$0.55). 2010. Like P142, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Indonesia dispells rumor of error on 100,000-rupiah note


On 6 October 2010 Bank Indonesia issued the following press release:

No. 12 / 45 / PSHM / Humas
The rumour that Rp100,000 denominated banknotes displaying Soekarno-Hatta would be withdrawn from circulation due to a misprint of the Proclamation of Independence, in particular the inclusion of the year ’05 [in small print between the two portraits on front], can be immediately quashed by the following key points:

1. The inclusion of the Proclamation text on the Rp100,000 banknote corresponds to the original manuscript, more specifically "Djakarta, 17th Day, 8th Month of the Year ‘05". In this case the year ’05 refers to historical facts where Japan remained in power at that time, therefore, the calendar in use is Japanese and refers to the year 2605, abbreviated to ’05.

2. The Rp100,000 banknote issued by Bank Indonesia in 2004 was designed in close collaboration with several relevant parties, including those with extensive knowledge of the proclamation text in question.

3. Therefore, the Rp100,000 denominated banknote exhibiting Soekarno-Hatta is not a misprint and remains legal tender.

4. To all members of the public we appeal to disregard this issue as well as any information that cannot be accounted for.

Indonesia contemplating currency revaluation

On 3 August 2010, Darmin Nasution, the incoming governor of Bank Indonesia stated the central bank is studying revaluing its currency by removing two or three zeros from the rupiah in an attempt to make economic transactions more efficient and bring the currency in line with those of Indonesia’s neighbors. The study won’t be completed until the end of this year, and any move to revalue the rupiah wouldn’t take place until 2013 at the earliest. Currently the largest denomination in Indonesia is the 100,000-rupiah (US$11.20) note.

Indonesia new 10,000-rupiah note confirmed


On 20 July 2010, Bank Indonesia began issuing new 1,000-rupiah coins and 10,000-rupiah (US$1.10) notes. The coins have a picture of Garuda Pancasila on the front, and the angklung traditional musical instrument on the back against the background of the Gedung Sate building in Bandung.

The new 10,000-rupiah note is similar to the preceding issue, but the overall color has changed from reddish purple to a bluish purple, and several security features have been revised:

• Additional security elements in the form of rainbow printing in a pentagon shape, which has the effect of changing color (rainbow effect) when observed from certain angles, on the right-hand side of the main image;

• Additional small red (Omron) rings filled in white scattered on the right-hand side of the main image;

• A change to the blind code, consisting of a circle that was previously invisible, which is now visible and noticeable to the touch (intaglio printmaking), positioned on the right-hand side of the main image;

• Discontinuation of Optically Variable Ink in the shape of an octagon, which changed from green to blue when viewed from different angles. Instead opting for the BI design logo framed by an ornament from the Palembang region, which does not change color (offset printing), positioned on the bottom right-hand side of the note.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Documentary on Reserve Bank of Australia's bribery scandal

Four Corners has produced a documentary, Dirty Money, that explores how the central pillar of Australia’s financial system, the Reserve Bank, became ensnared in an international bribery scandal related to its polymer substrate subsidiary’s attempts to gain contracts around the world.

Courtesy of Kai Hwong.

Indonesia to replace 1,000-rupiah note with coin in April

According to an article in The Jakarta Post dated 4 February 2010, “Bank Indonesia's (BI) plan to start minting 800 million new Rp 1,000 (about 10 US cents) coins has been delayed until April, a central bank official says. Yopie Alimudin, the central bank's deputy director for currency circulation said, as quoted by kompas.com, that the original plan was to start minting the new coin in February, but it was delayed due to “certain reasons”. He did not elaborate. BI had planned to issue a Rp 2,000 banknote (about 22 US cents) and a Rp 1,000 coin this year. Only the new banknote has been circulating. The Rp 2,000 bill will be the country's smallest denomination banknote once the Rp 1,000 coin takes the place of the existing Rp 1,000 bill. The new coins, like the new bill, will use Braille making them more convenient for visually impaired people. BI is preparing new designs and security systems to discourage counterfeiters. The last time BI issued new-look banknotes was in 2005, with its release of new Rp 50,000 and Rp 100,000 bills. The central bank will issue approximately Rp 5.6 billion worth of banknotes and coins this year. At present, BI coins come in denominations of Rp 100, Rp 200, and Rp 500, while banknotes are in denominations of either Rp 1,000, Rp 5,000, Rp 10,000, Rp 20,000, Rp 50,000 or Rp 100,000.”

Indonesia new date (2009) notes confirmed

All denominations of notes from Bank Indonesia have now been confirmed dated 2009 with new signatures.




Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Bill Stubkjaer.

Indonesia issues new 2,000-rupiah note


On 9 July 2009, Bank Indonesia introduced a brand new 2,000-rupiah (US$0.20) note which joins the currently circulating denominations of 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, and 100,000 rupiah. Bank Indonesia states that the banknote is fulfilling a need among the Indonesian population to have a value between the much-used values of 1,000 and 5,000 rupiah.

The mainly gray-colored banknote measures 141 x 65 and features a portrait of Prince Antasari on the front. He is a national hero from Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan. At the back side is a drawing of a traditional Dayak dance. The display of a national hero is a continuation of the current set of banknotes already in circulation, which all feature national
Indonesian heroes. The banknote has a watermark of the prince, a solid security thread with printed BI 2000, and microprinting.

Anyone interested in buying these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw them mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn and Ricardo Castedo.

Indonesia new date (2004/2008) 100,000-rupiah note confirmed


100,000 rupiah (US$9.75), 2004/2008. Like Pick 146, but new date.

Does anyone have this note with the date 2004/2006? If so, please send scans so that I can share them.

Anyone interested in buying this note can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Indonesia new date rupiah notes confirmed


Like Pick 141, but dated 2000/2008.


Like Pick 143, but dated 2005/2008.


Like Pick 144, but dated 2004/2008.

Courtesy of David Murcek.

Indonesia new date notes confirmed


1,000 rupiah (US$0.10), 2000/2007. Like P141, but new date.


5,000 rupiah (US$0.55), 2001/2008. Like P142, but new date.


50,000 rupiah (US$5.50), 2005/2007. Like P139, but new date.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.