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Uang Gulden Hindia Belanda
Uang ORIThe chaotic situations following the Indonesian independence made it difficult to circulate ORI, the legal tender of the young Republic. ORI was then secretly circulated, and managed to captivate the public sympathy, thus awakening solidarity and patriotism of the people.
According to Act No. 11/1953 on Bank Indonesia, the Bank held the authority to issue and circulate banknotes of five rupiah and over. Meanwhile, the government issued notes and coins of lower than five rupiah. This situation changed as Act No. 13/1968 was enacted, declaring Bank Indonesia as the only institution having the authority to issue banknotes and coins of all denominations. Such authority is further stated in Act No. 23/1999 on Bank Indonesia, which is then amended by Act No. 3/2004.
In 1953, Bank Indonesia notes were issued for the first time. The banknotes had the year mark of 1952 and consisted of seven denominations ranging from Rp 5 to Rp 1000. The notes had been prepared along with the drafting of the act on the central bank, and was printed in several printing companies i.e Thomas De La Rue & Co. in England, Johan Enschede en Zonen, Imp. In the Netherlands and NV Pertjetakan Kebajoran in Jakarta. The issuance was then followed by series of “Animal”, “Handicrafter”, “Flower and Birds” and “Heroes”.
In October 1963, the Government and Bank Indonesia issued West Irian Rupiah (IB Rp) to replace the Netherlands Indies Gulden previously circulated in the area. IB Rp was valid until May 1, 1971.
To create monetary unification throughout the Indonesian Archipelago, a presidential decree was issued, declaring New Rupiah as legal tender all over country. Bank Indonesia had the sole authority to issue notes and coins in various denominations. The last issue of the government notes was the Soekarno series of 1964.
The Presidential Decree No. 8/1971 of February 18, 1971, declared the general rupiah as legal tender in the Province of West Irian, along with west Irian Rupiah that would gradually be withdrawn since May 1. 1971. With this policy, the monetary unification for the whole area of Republic.