Wed, 29 Nov 2000

BI issues new Rp 1,000 note

JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia will issue a new bank note in a Rp 1,000 denomination as legal tender in the country beginning on Wednesday.

The central bank said in a statement on Tuesday that the new Rp 1,000 note carries the picture of national hero Kapitan Pattimura on the front, and a picture of Maitara and Tidore islands on the other side.

With the circulation of the new bank note, the old Rp 1,000 notes in circulation, issued in 1992, remain valid as legal tender, the central bank added.(hen)