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500 Rupiah 1988, Indonesia

in Krause book Number: 123
Years of issue: 29.01.1988
Signatures: Gubernur: Arifin M. Siregar, Direktur: Sujitno Siswowidagdo
Serie: 1982 - 1987 Issue
Specimen of: 29.01.1988
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 140 x 68
Printer: Perum Percetakan Uang Republik Indonesia (PERURI), Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta

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500 Rupiah 1988



Ahmad Yani


General Ahmad Yani (19 June 1922 - 1 October 1965) was the commander of the Indonesian Army. Killed by members of the "30 September Movement", during an attempt to kidnap him from his house.


500 Rupiah 1988

Rusa timorensis

On the left side is Javan rusa or Sunda sambar (Rusa timorensis).

They occupies a habitat similar to that of the Chital of India: open dry and mixed deciduous forests, parklands, and savannas. It is a close relative of the larger sambar deer. It is moderately hunted in eastern Australasia.

Rusa deer have established populations in remote islands, probably brought there by Indonesian fishermen. They adapt well, living as comfortably in the dry Australian bush as they do in their tropical homelands. This trait is shown well in the more frequent encounters on the fringes of Wollongong and Sydney, and in particular in the Royal National Park, indicating steadily growing numbers and strong herds.

In top right corner is the National emblem of Indonesia.

coat 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.

Denominations in numerals are in top left and bottom right corners, centered in words.


500 Rupiah 1988

Bank of Indonesia building in Cirebon municipality, in the western part of Java Island.


Bank of Indonesia building in Cirebon was formerly the Office de Javasche Bank (DJB), opened on July 31, 1866 and started operations on August 6, 1866 with the name "Agentschap van de Javasche Bank te Cheribon".

The opening of this branch office by virtue of a decision of the Governor General of the Dutch East Indies No.63, dated July 31, 1866. It was the fifth branch office. All four branches have been opened in advance, namely in: Semarang, Surabaya, Padang, and Makassar.

The laying of the first stone in building, located in Kampong Tjangkol 5, carried out on 21 September 1919 by Jan Marianus Gerritzen (the son of Director M.J. Gerritzen). Planning office building architecture is conducted by the Bureau of Architects "FD Cuypers & Hulswit".

This building was completed and used on March 22, 1921. The historical record of this building, from the beginning until now, says that it remains on the site and is the only building of Bank Indonesia's office has only one dome, making it appear slimmer.

Admire the beauty of the architecture of Indonesian Bank branch in Cirebon - the classic style and white color cast. Renovated from only one floor to three floors, finally on 21 September 1919 the building was designed by architect "FD Ciypers & Hulswit" with art deco style.

Until now "De Javasche Bank" has been renamed several times: during the reign of Japan it became "Hanpo Kaihatsu Ginko", then Bank Indonesia. From 1866 until 1953 always held by the Dutch, except during the Japanese occupation. Since 1954 the leadership of the branch office held by the Indonesian nation.

Information is taken from: (Gedung Bank Indonesia Cirebon indones.)


The building with the Indische Empireini style was built in 1866, this can be seen from the Roman-style columns that stand out on the front facade of the building. The brick walls wrapped in white give the building a luxurious impression. The level and geveltoppens in this building are seen supported by Roman-style columns. At a glance, this triangular gevel section is similar to the Pantheon building in Rome, Italy.


There is one tower that is directly connected to the southern part of the building. The tower in this building looks one floor higher and has a dome above it. It can be said that the single tower in the Bank Indonesia building is unique, because the De Javanesche Bank building was designed by Cuypers & Hulswit with two towers.


In addition to the roof top decoration on the tower dome, there is also decoration at the end of the roof wuwungan in the form of multilevel shields.


In addition to the highlighted use of Roman column elements, the horizontal stripes on the body of the building are unique in this building. Meanwhile, the longitudinal side of the building facing north and south is symmetrical and contains a repetition of facade elements.


The balustrade on the building can easily be seen on the balcony above the building entrance. The balustrade, which is semicircular and made of cement castings, looks solid with the Roman-style columns and gevels that flank it.

In this building, there is no dormer and windwijzer which are the two supporting elements of the colonial building facade. (Jurnal Arsitektur индонез.)

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


Designer: Soeripto.