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.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn and Ricardo Castedo.

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