Rupiah: coin from Republic of Indonesia; 100 sen


100 rupiah, 1978: Republic of Indonesia

100 rupiah, 1978: Republic of Indonesia

HUTAN UNTUK KESEJAHTERAAN: Motto "Forest for welfare" in Indonesian.

Mythical Tree of Life — known as Kayo urip in Kayan culture, and Batang Garing by the Dayak Ngaju ethnic group in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Rp.100: 100 rupiah.

BANK INDONESIA — central bank of the Republic of Indonesia that replaced in 1953 the Bank of Java, which had been created in 1828 to serve the financial needs of the Dutch East Indies.

SERATUS RUPIAH: one hundred rupiah.

Rumah Gadang or Rumah Bagonjong — traditional house of Minangkabau people in West Sumatra.

Perum Peruri Mint (Money-printing Public Corporation of the Republic of Indonesia).

Mintage: 907.773.000 (in total: the coin with the fixed date "1978" was minted during the years 1978-1990).

  • Copper-nickel: 28 mm - 6.98 g
  • Reference price: 0.4$

COIN RUPIAH — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA (1970-…): rupiah = 100 sen

RUPIAH as coin name.
Everyone knows about rupee as the modern currency of India. People familiar with history and numismatics also know about the rupee as a historical silver coin of India and Afghanistan, as well as a modern circulating coin of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal...
However, few people will say that in numismatics, related coin names are also separately distinguished — rufiyaa of Maldives and rupiah of Indonesia.
Rupiah is the official currency of modern Indonesia. Also, since 1970, a corresponding Indonesian coin has been minted regularly.
Rupiah — Indonesian version of the name of the Indian rupee, which has been common in the region since ancient times.
Informally, the local population also refers to the rupiah as "perak". This word is translated from Indonesian as "silver".