Following the Presidential Decree No. 31 of 5 September 2016, Bank Indonesia has introduced seven new banknote designs featuring national heroes as Indonesia’s new currency and before you ask yes the are keeping all of those zero’s.
1,000 rupiah: Tjut Meutia
Cut Nyak Dhien or Tjoet Nja’ Dhien was a leader of the Acehnese guerrilla forces during the Aceh War. Following the death of her husband Teuku Umar, she led guerrilla actions against the Dutch for 25 years.
2,000 rupiah: M. H. Thamrin
M.H. Thamrin was elected a member of the Jakarta City Council. He later became deputy mayor. In 1927 he was elected to the Volksraad; he soon formed the National Fraction (Fraksi Nasional) to unite ten groups of Indonesian nationalists under one flag.
5,000 rupiah: K. H. Idham
Idham Chalid is one of the politicians and ministers Indonesia influential in his time. Apart from being a politician, he was active in religious activities, and he served as Ra’is Tanfidziyah (Chairman of the Executive Committee) of Nahdlatul Ulama in 1956–1984.
10,000 rupiah: Frans Kaisiepo
Frans Kaisiepo was the representative of Papua he was involved in the Malino Conference (16 – 25 July 1946), where the formation of the Republic of Indonesia was discussed. He proposed the name Irian, which came from the Biak language.
20,000 rupiah: Gerungan Saul Samuel Jacob Ratulangi
Sam Ratulangi, was a Minahasa politician, journalist and teacher from North Sulawesi, Indonesia. His famous saying in the Tondano language ‘Si Tou Timou Tumou Tou’ is translated as ‘men lives to help others live’.
50,000 rupiah: Juanda Kartawidjaja
100,000 rupiah: Soekarno and Mohammad Hatta
The launch of Homeland TE Money in 2016 will be made by the President Joko Widodo in Jakarta. The currency notes will be equipped with a security element that is more robust to cope with the circulation of counterfeit money. Security elements include color shifting, rainbow feature, latent image, ultra violet features, tactile effects and Rectoverso.