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2000 Rupiah 2016, Indonesia

in Krause book Number: 155
Years of issue: 19.12.2016
Signatures: Gubernur: Agus Dermawan Wintarto Martowardojo (In office 24 May 2013 – 24 May 2018), Deputi Gubernur: Mrs. Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Serie: 2016 Issue
Specimen of: 19.12.2016
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 141 x 65
Printer: Perum Percetakan Uang Republik Indonesia (PERURI), Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta

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2000 Rupiah 2016




Prince Antasari.


2000 Rupiah 2016

Mohammad Husni Thamrin

Mohammad Husni Thamrin (16 February 1894 – 11 January 1941) was an Indonesian political thinker and National Hero.

Thamrin was born in Weltevreden, Batavia (modern day Jakarta), Dutch East Indies, on 16 February 1894. His father, Thamrin Mohd. Tabri, was the son of an English businessman who owned hotel Ort in Batavia, but had been raised by his Javanese uncle and had adopted his name. Thamrin was therefore born into a neo-priyayi class and in 1906, his father became district head (wedana) under Governor General Johan Cornelis van der Wijck. After graduating from Koning Willem III Gymnasium, Thamrin took several government jobs before working for the shipping company Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij.

In 1919, 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 and counteract the reactionary Fatherlands Club (Vaderlandsche Club). Along with Dr. Soetomo, Parindra's chair, Thamrin believed that independence could be achieved through cooperation with the Dutch colonial government.

As a Volksraad member, Thamrin and Kusumom Utoyo went to eastern Sumatra to look into working conditions at plantations there. Disgusted by what they found, upon his return Thamrin gave a speech condemning the plantation owners. He criticised the legalised gambling and corporal punishments given for minor offences. In 1935 he was a founding member of the Grand Indonesia Party (Partai Indonesia Raya, or Parindra).

After the death of Dr. Soetomo in 1938, Thamrin became deputy chair of Parindra. In at a meeting of the Volksraad in 1939, Thamrin proposed that the Dutch terms Nederlands Indie, Nederlands Indisch and Inlander (Dutch Indies, Dutch Indian, and Dutch Indians) be replaced with the nationalist terms Indonesia, Indonesisch, and Indonesier (Indonesia, Indonesian, and Indonesians). Although this received majority support in the Volksraad, the Dutch government vetoed the motion. After his request, the colonial government kept him under surveillance. By 1940, his proposal for the use of the term Indonesian had begun to receive consideration, much to Thamrin's perplexity.

In May 1939, Thamrin spearheaded an effort to unite eight nationalist organisations, including Parindra, in the Indonesian Political Federation (Gaboengan Politiek Indonesia, or GAPI). The group had four main goals: Indonesian self-determination, national unity, a democratically elected party answering to the Indonesian people, and solidarity between Indonesians and the Dutch to combat fascism.

On 6 January 1941, Thamrin was put under house arrest under suspicion of aiding the advancing Japanese forces; he had previously maintained warm relations with Japanese residents of the Indies. Already ill, he died five days after his arrest. He was buried in Karet Bivak Cemetery, Central Jakarta.

Thamrin has several objects named after him, including Jalan M.H. Thamrin, a thoroughfare in Central Jakarta, and Mohammad Husni Thamrin School for the Gifted, a school in East Jakarta for students with an IQ of more than 120. His old home on Kenari street in Senen, Central Jakarta, is now a museum dedicated to his life. Two statues of Thamrin have been erected in Jakarta: a bust near the National Monument and a full-body statue in front of the Thamrin Museum.

He was declared a National Hero of Indonesia in 1964.

Top right is the National emblem of Indonesia.


It is called Garuda Pancasila. The main part of Indonesian national emblem is the Garuda with a heraldic shield on its chest and a scroll gripped by its legs. The shield's five emblems represent Pancasila, the five principles of Indonesia's national ideology. The Garuda claws gripping a white ribbon scroll inscribed with the national motto Bhinneka Tunggal Ika written in black text, which can be loosely translated as "Unity in Diversity". Garuda Pancasila was designed by Sultan Hamid II from Pontianak, supervised by Sukarno, and was adopted as the national emblem on 11 February 1950.

Right, in the center - a view of Indonesia from space.

Denominations in numerals are in top left and lower right corners.


2000 Rupiah 2016

Tari Piring

In the foreground is the Tari Piring dance.

Tari Piring is a traditional Minangkabau plate dance from West Sumatra, Indonesia. The dance might be performed by a group of women, men or couples, each of them holds plates in each hands, and vigorously rotate or half rotate them in various formations and fast movements.

The dance demonstrates the skill of the dancers that manage balance and to move the ceramics plate swiftly without dropping or breaking the plates. Sometimes candles are lit on the plate, and this variant is called tari lilin (candle dance). Dancers hold the bottom of plates in the palm of their hands and swing them wildly using the inertia to keep the plate from falling. Dancers tap their plates with a ring on one of their fingers to animate their movement with sonic accompaniment.

This dance is usually performed as a ceremonial welcoming dance to honor the guests and elders to a traditional ceremony. Next to randai, saman, pendet and jaipongan, the dance is also one of popular Indonesian traditional dances performed in festivals abroad to promote Indonesian culture and tourism.

Ngara Sianok

On background is The Sianok Canyon (Ngara Sianok), Sumatra.

In the mountains near the city of Bukittingi, there is a pearl of these places - Sianok Canyon, over which the mighty Singalang Mountain rises. The beauty of this landscape, especially at sunrise, attracts many tourists, photographers and artists. So, this look was loved by the favorite artist of the first president of the country, Soekarno Ernest Desentier, who founded the whole style of "Beautiful Indonesia".

The height of the canyon is 100-120 meters, length - 15 kilometers. It divides the cities of Bukittingi and Kota Gadang. A picturesque rivulet flows along the bottom of the canyon. ( .rus)

On top and at the bottom are the orchids. I have not yet been able to establish the exact form of orchids, but, in my opinion, they clearly belong to the Phalaenopsis family

Denominations in numerals are in lower left and top right corners. In lower left corner in words.


Many thanks to Sigit Adi Buwono from Jakarta (Indonesia) for these banknotes for my collection!