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5000 Rupiah 2016, Indonesia

in Krause book Number: 156
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): 143 x 65
Printer: Perum Percetakan Uang Republik Indonesia (PERURI), Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta

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5000 Rupiah 2016




Cut Nyak Meutia, also known as Cut Meutia, (1870 - 24 October 1910) is an Indonesian national hero from Aceh.

Meutia was born in 1870 in Perlak, Aceh. When she grew into adulthood, she married Teuku Sam Searah. They divorced not long afterward.

Against the Dutch.

Cut Nyak Meutia's new husband was Cut Muhammad or Teuku Cik Tunong. Differing from his brother, Cut Muhammad did not obey the Dutch because he didn't accept their colonization of Aceh. Cut Muhammad and his wife worked hand in hand with the Acehnese to fight against the Dutch.

Cut Nyak Meutia

In 1899 Teuku Cik Tunong led a successful attack against the Dutch. In the beginning, the Dutch troops were at a loss as to what to do. In the following two years, however, Cik Tunong and his troops had not made any movements. The Dutch thought that they might have lost their spirit. Yet in 1901, Teuku Cik Tunong and his troops made a sudden attack and succeeded in destroying the Dutch defense there.

For his success, Teuku Cik Tunong was soon appointed District Chief of Keureutoe by the Sultan of Aceh. From 1901 to 1903 Teuku Cik Tunong had been the commander of some battles in the northeast of Aceh. There, he and his troops killed 10 of soldiers of the Dutch and seized 67 guns from them. Mubin and Pang Gadeng, two surrendered spies, had made Cut Nyak Meutia and her husband successful in the battles.

In 1905 Teuku Cik Tunong was caught by the Dutch and put in jail. He was shot dead by them in the same year.

The death of Teuku Cik Tunong had made Cut Nyak Meutia struggle with the new commander, Pang Nanggroe, who was her last husband. Pang Nanggroe was also killed in the battle on September 26, 1910. His death made Cut Nyak Meutia the new commander, with only 45 men and 13 guns left.

Cut Nyak Meutia was found by the Dutch in September 1910 at her hideaway in Paya Cicem. She resisted capture, wielding a rencong. She was killed after Dutch troops shot her in the head and chest.

She is now seen as a symbol of pride among Indonesian woman, along with other heroines such as Raden Ayu Kartini and Cut Nyak Dhien. On May 2, 1964 she was proclaimed a National Hero of Indonesia.

The woman on watermark is Cut Nyak Meutia, not Cut Nyak Dhien (Tjoet Nja' Dhien), despite unclear image on different years of issue of this banknotes.

The fact is that the Bank of Indonesia almost every year of issue of banknotes depicted a watermark with some changes. Initially, the woman on the watermark looked generally like a cartoon. The Bank explained this difference in the image by different suppliers of paper for banknotes, in the sense of its different color shade and so on. Therefore, many believed that the banknote depicted Cut Nyak Dhien, but this is still not the case. The image of Cut Nyak Meutia was originally taken from the image of the Indonesian stamp issued in 1969, which you see in my description.


5000 Rupiah 2016

Idham Chalid

Idham Chalid (August 27, 1921 - July 11, 2010) was an influential politician and minister in Indonesia. Apart from being a politician, he was active in religious activities and served as the second chairman of the Nahdlatul Ulama.

After graduating from an Islamic teaching college, Idham worked as a teacher at Islamic institutes from 1943-1945. He joined the Masyumi organization in 1944, and served in the Indonesian Navy in 1947. After working in local government, in 1950 he became a member of the People's Representative Council. After a short period as secretary general of the Nahdlatul Ulama, in 1956 he became chairman, a position he held until 1984. In March 1956, he was appointed second deputy prime minister in the Second Ali Sastroamidjojo Cabinet, and four years later became deputy chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly.

Following the fall of President Sukarno, he served in the Ampera Cabinet and Revised Ampera Cabinet as minister of people's welfare from July 1966 until June 1968. He was reappointed to the First Development Cabinet as state minister for people's welfare. From 1972 to 1977, he was both speaker of the People's Representative Council and chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly.

Idham died in Cipete, South Jakarta on July 11, 2010 ten years after suffering s stroke. He was buried in the grounds of the Darul Qur`an Islamic Boarding School complex in Cisarua, Bogor. He was named a National Hero of Indonesia based on 113/TK/Tahun Presidential Decree No. 2011 dated 7 November 2011.

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.


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In the foreground is the Tari Gambyong dance.

Tari Gambyong is a very popular traditional dance in Java. It was created and developed by people of the lower class of Java, however it was later adopted by the nobility and other communities and societies from higher classes. It is said that the Gamben dance was developed from tauba or tledek dances. The name "Gambyong" itself came from the name of the dancer, her name was Gambyong, and she was a Tledhek dancer whom everyone admired. She lived in the era of the Sunan (king) Paku Buvono IV from Surakarta. This dance is very popular due to its aesthetic beauty, eroticism and liveliness of the dancers.

Gunung Bromo

On background is Gunung Bromo.

Mount Bromo (Indonesian: Gunung Bromo), is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. At 2,329 meters (7,641 ft.) it is not the highest peak of the massif, but is the most well known. The massif area is one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia. The volcano belongs to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The name of Bromo derived from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god.

Mount Bromo sits in the middle of a plain called the "Sea of Sand" (Javanese: Segara Wedi or Indonesian: Lautan Pasir), a protected nature reserve since 1919. The typical way to visit Mount Bromo is from the nearby mountain village of Cemoro Lawang. From there it is possible to walk to the volcano in about 45 minutes, but it is also possible to take an organised jeep tour, which includes a stop at the viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan (2,770 m. or 9,088 ft.) (Indonesian: Gunung Penanjakan). The viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan can also be reached on foot in about two hours.

Depending on the degree of volcanic activity, the Indonesian Centre for Volcanology and Disaster Hazard Mitigation sometimes issues warnings against visiting Mount Bromo.

Dendrobium atavus

On top and at the bottom are Javan orchids Dendrobium atavus.

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!