Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cambodia - Kingdom of Cambodia Series (1955) Banknote

The National Bank of Cambodia was established in 1954. The first ever banknote issued by the Cambodian bank was in 1955. This series of banknote consists of four denominations i.e. 1 Riel, 5 Riel, 10 Riel and 50 Riel. Riel is an official currency of Cambodia and it is denoted by KHR.

It is noted that the "Banque Nationale Du Cambodge" was printed at the reverse of the note. Indeed, this is a French words which mean The National Bank of Cambodia. The Cambodian was once under the French colonial until it achieved its Independence in 1953.

The pattern and design of 50 Riel was similar to the notes issued by the Institut d'Emission des Etats du Cambodge, du Laos et du Vietnam, a French Indochina currency (Piastres) commonly used in Cambodia, Loas and Vietnam during the French colonial.

1 Riel

5 Riel

10 Riel

50 Riel

Friday, November 28, 2008

Cambodia - Kingdom of Cambodia Series (1956) Banknote

When mention about Cambodia, one always relate it with Angkor Wat, one of the famous ancient temple in Southeast Asia. It has become a symbol of Cambodia and also the country's prime tourist location.

The Cambodian banknotes which issued in 1956 were very much reflected the ancient culture originated from the Hindu and Buddhist Khmer Empire. Many of these notes depict the elements of Angkorian architectural. They also display the Cambodian lifestyle which was mainly the agriculture activities.

This series of banknote were first issued by The National Bank of Cambodia in 1956 and subsequently reprinted in various years until 1970-an. Even though these banknotes were printed on the same year, but the design of the notes were completely different.

1 Riel

20 Riel

50 Riel

100 Riel

500 Riel

100 Riel

500 Riel

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Cambodia - Kingdom of Cambodia Series (1961 to 1963) Banknote

Cambodia was colonied by France until 1953. After its independence, the National Bank of Cambodia was established on the following year. The National Bank of Cambodia started to issued its own national currency in Riel to replace Piastres, a currency of French Indochina (a past region consisted of Vietnam, Cambodia and Loas) from 1955 to 1970.

This is a series of Cambodian banknotes that issued during the Kingdom of Cambodia from the Year 1961 to 1963. This series of notes consist of three denominations, namely 5 Riel, 10 Riel and 100 Riel.

5 Riel

10 Riel

100 Riel

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cambodia - Khmer Republic Series (1970 to 1975) Banknote

Personally I feel that Cambodian banknote is of the Asian banknotes that truly represents Asian culture. Take a closer look at these Cambodian notes, you will find that the note designs are unique. They are printed in large sizes with colourful design and carried a theme of Cambodian culture and history. After all they are inexpensive for collectors to add into their album.

This series of the Cambodian banknotes were issued under the Khmer Republic from the Year 1972 to 1975. Four notes were issued with the denominations of 100 Riel, 500 Riel, 1000 Riel and 5000 Riel. Riel is an official currency of Cambodia. One Riel is subdivided into 100 Sen.

100 Riel

500 Riel

1000 Riel

5000 Riel

Monday, November 10, 2008

Indonesia - 1984 to 1988 Series Banknote

This 1984 to 1988 Series of Indonesian banknotes consist of five denominations. They were released in 100, 500, 1000, 5000 and 10000 Rupiah. One of the common features of these notes is that a phrase was printed in the bottom of the obverse of the note.

HERU SOEROSO DEL was printed on the denomination of 100 Rupiah

SOERIPTO DEL was printed on the denomination of 500 Rupiah

The word DEL was originated from DELINEAVIT which means "Photo taken by". HERU SOEROSO DEL means the photo was taken by Heru Soeroso and similarly SOERIPTO DEL carries the same meaning which is photo was taken by Soeripto Del. However, this feature was not continued to be used for the newer series of Indonesian notes.

100 Rupiah - 1984 Series

This 100 Rupiah note was introduced on 1 February 1985. The front features a Victoria Crowned Pigeon and the back features Asahan Dam.

500 Rupiah - 1988 Series

This 500 Rupiah note was issued on 29 January 1998. The front features the Rusa deer which are native to the Java Island and the back features the building of Bank Indonesia located at Ciberon, West Java.

1000 Rupiah - 1987 Series

This 1000 Rupiah note was released on 30 June 1987. The front features the Sisingamangaraja XII and the back features the Yogyakarta Kraton.

5000 Rupiah - 1986 Series

This 5000 Rupiah note was issued in 9 December 1986. The front features Teuku Umar, a national hero of Indonesia whom led a guerrilla campiagn in Aceh during the Dutch occupation. The back features Kudus tower.

10000 Rupiah - 1985 Series

This 10000 Rupiah note was introduced on 27 December 1985. The front features Raden Ayu Kartini, a pioneer in the area of women's right for native Indonesians and Prambanan temple, the largest Hindu temple compound in Centre Java, as the background. The back features a female university graduate and flag of Indonesia.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Indonesia - Rp100,000 Polymer Note

Rp100,000 Polymer Banknote issued by Bank of Indonesia

This is second polymer banknote issued by Bank of Indonesia in 1999. It was printed and issued in anticipation of a sudden increase of cash demand resulted from the worried by computer Millennium Bug in year 2000. A total of Rp50 trillion value of Rp100,000 banknotes were printed as one of key measurements in the event that the computer system crashed.

The front features the portrait of Indonesia founding President Soekarno on the left and Vice-President Mohammad Hatta on the right. The Indonesia's 1945 Independence proclamation was printed in the middle of the note. The back features the House of Representative building of Indonesia.

A statement from Bank of Indonesia on the issuance of Rp100,000 Polymer Note

No. 1/101/BGub/Humas

Press Release
Bank Indonesia issues plastic money Rp. 100.000,-

Bank Indonesia will issue money in Rp 100.000 denomination on November 1, 1999 as an official payment instrument. "The money will be made of polymer substrate (plastic) that lasts longer and is more difficult to be counterfeited than paper," quoted from Bank Indonesia Governor Syahril Sabirin today in Jakarta. To avoid money frauds, the money is completed with anti counterfeiting visible and touchable element to enable the public being familiar with originality of the money.

The Governor explains that the issuance of new emission money is to ease and to accelerate cash transactions. The main picture in front of the money will be Dr. Ir. Soekarno and Dr. H. Mohammad Hatta, while on the other side will be the House of Representatives building, aimed at promoting our appreciation to both and the supreme institution for their democratic value.

The issuance is announced in the State Gazette of 1999 No. 206, while banks, post offices and other public related offices all over Indonesia will receive posters of the money as an announcement of the issuance in their offices and other public areas. It is also available at Bank Indonesia web site.

Jakarta, 27 October 1999


Perry Warjiyo
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