This launch of rupiah currency is a concrete manifestation of our collective commitment to provide quality and reliable rupiah currency as a symbol of state sovereignty and for unifying the nation
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Bank of Indonesia (BI) released seven denominations of the 2022 issue banknotes: Rp1,000, Rp2,000, Rp5,000, Rp10,000, Rp20,000, Rp50,000, and Rp100,000.

"Today, August 18, 2022, I officially issue seven denominations of the 2022 issue year Rupiah banknotes as a legal means of payment throughout the territory of Republic of Indonesia," BI Governor, Perry Warjiyo, announced here on Thursday.

Warjiyo stated that the seven denominations would become a legal means of payment, starting August 18, 2022, to be used alongside the currently circulating banknotes.

The 2022 edition banknotes still bear images of national heroes on the front side as well as cultural themes, such as dance forms, natural scenery, and flora, on the reverse side, akin to the 2016 edition banknotes.

However, the new banknotes were improvised in some aspects, such as a sharper color palette, more reliable security aspects, and more durable.

These improvements aim to ascertain that the rupiah banknotes had more features signifying their authenticity, ensured greater convenience and safety to use, and were more counterfeit-proof, thereby overall ensuring higher quality and reliability.

The issuance of the 2022 edition banknotes, which coincided with the 77th anniversary of Indonesia's Independence Day, is a manifestation of the spirit of nationalism and sovereignty to foster optimism for the recovery of the national economy.

“This launch of rupiah currency is a concrete manifestation of our collective commitment to provide quality and reliable rupiah currency as a symbol of state sovereignty and for unifying the nation," Warjiyo noted.

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The issue and circulation of the new banknotes signify implementation of the mandate of the Currency Law as an intrinsic part of planning to meet the people's demand for money whilst continuing to apply good governance that aligned with the law.

The issuance of the 2022 edition banknotes did not revoke or void earlier issued rupiah currency.

All banknotes and coins that were earlier issued shall remain valid as a legal means of payment across the Indonesian territory as long as they have not been revoked and withdrawn from circulation by BI.

As per the Currency Law, the revocation and withdrawal of rupiah currency from circulation should be laid out in the State Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia and announced through the mass media.

People can exchange the new banknotes via their local bank or mobile cash services offered by BI. Order for the 2022 rupiah banknotes can be placed via the PINTAR application accessible through

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People can access the PINTAR application from August 18, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. local time, with a money exchange schedule commencing on August 19, 2022.

“We appeal to (everyone) to love, be proud, and understand the rupiah. Let us continue to foster optimism, patriotism, and commitment to recover faster and rise stronger towards an advanced Indonesia," Warjiyo affirmed.

As stipulated in Presidential Decree No. 13 of 2012, signed on July 6, President Joko Widodo approved the featuring of eight national heroes as the main images on the 2022 edition banknotes.

These national heroes comprise Dr (HC) Ir Soekarno and Dr (HC) Drs Mohammad Hatta on the Rp100,000 banknote, Ir H. Djuanda Kartawidjaja on the Rp50,000 note, Dr GSSJ Ratulangi on the Rp20,000 banknote, and Frans Kaisiepo on the Rp10,000 note.

Meanwhile, the image of Dr KH Idham Chalid will feature on the Rp5,000 banknote; Mohammad Hoesni Thamrin on the Rp2,000 note; and Tjut Meutia on the Rp1,000 banknote.

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