PMG's Featured Note of the Month: Indonesia 2022 100,000 Rupiah

Posted on 4/18/2023

This note celebrates the Betawi mask dance, an important part of Indonesian culture.

Indonesia, Bank Indonesia 2022 100,000 Rupiah graded PMG 70★ Gem Uncirculated EPQ with a First Releases designation
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Country: Indonesia

Catalog Number: 168a

Date: 2022

Denomination: 100,000 Rupiah

Varieties: The PMG Population Report includes "168afr" for notes that earned PMG's First Releases designation.

What makes it special? This note is the highest denomination in the current series of Indonesian currency. The various denominations vary slightly in width, with this 100,000 Rupiah measuring 151 mm (about 6 inches) wide, about 25 mm wider than the smaller denomination: the 1,000 Rupiah. It shows the Betawi mask dance, an important part of Indonesian culture and one that is associated with Jakarta, the capital.

Did you know? April 29 is International Dance Day, and the seven banknotes in the latest Indonesia series each feature a different traditional dance of the multi-ethnic country of over 275 million people.

Total graded by PMG: As of April 2023, the PMG Population Report includes 218 examples of 168a and 26 examples of 168afr.

PMG median grade: PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ for 168a and PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ for 168afr.

PMG highest graded: The PMG Population Report lists a single example in PMG 70★ Gem Uncirculated EPQ, which is pictured above.

Sales highlights: Examples graded PMG 68 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ and PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ sold on eBay for $47 (April 2023) and $34 (March 2023), respectively.

PMG Registry: This note is part of two categories, including Indonesia, 1945-Date, Type Set, Issued Notes, where an example graded PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ appears in Davin Tan's INDONESIA COMPLETE SET, 1945 - ONWARDS. It is also part of Bank of Indonesia, 1952-Date, P42-71, P83-Date, which is led by Ian Yan's Indonesia 1952-Date set 1, which has an example graded PMG 68 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ.

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