• 100 Rupiah 2016, KM# 71, Indonesia, National Hero, Herman Johannes
  • 100 Rupiah 2016, KM# 71, Indonesia, National Hero, Herman Johannes
Description

The coin revisions in Indonesia occurred in December 2016. The new coins were released along with the new banknotes. For the first time, there are actual people depicted.

National Hero of Indonesia is the highest-level title awarded in Indonesia. It is posthumously given by the Government of Indonesia for actions which are deemed to be heroic, defined as "actual deeds which can be remembered and exemplified for all time by other citizens" or "extraordinary service furthering the interests of the state and people".

Obverse

Depicts the national emblem of Indonesia (Garuda Pancasila) and the portrait of Herman Johannes, country name above, hero's name below.

Herman Johannes (1912–1992) was an Indonesian professor, scientist and politician. Johannes was the rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta (1961–1966), Coordinator for Higher Education from 1966 to 1979, a member of Indonesia's Presidential Supreme Advisory Council (Dewan Pertimbangan Agung or DPA) from 1968 to 1978, and the Minister for Public Works and Energy (1950–1951). He was also a member of the Executive Board of UNESCO from 1954 to 1957.

The main part of Indonesian national emblem is the Garuda with a heraldic shield on its chest and a scroll gripped by its legs. The shield's five emblems represent Pancasila, the five principles of Indonesia's national ideology. The Garuda claws gripping a white ribbon scroll inscribed with the national motto Bhinneka Tunggal Ika written in black text, which can be translated as "Unity in Diversity". Garuda Pancasila was designed by Sultan Hamid II from Pontianak, supervised by Sukarno, and was adopted as the national emblem on 11 February 1950.

REPUBLIK INDONESIA
Prof. Dr. Ir. HERMAN JOHANNES

Reverse

Value and date.

BANK INDONESIA
100
RUPIAH
2016

Edge

100 Rupiah

KM# 71
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aluminium
Weight 1.79 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Perum Peruri

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