• 500 Rupiah 2016, KM# 73, Indonesia, National Hero, Tahi Bonar Simatupang
  • 500 Rupiah 2016, KM# 73, Indonesia, National Hero, Tahi Bonar Simatupang
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 T. B. Simatupang, country name above, hero's name below.

Tahi Bonar Simatupang (1920–1990) was a soldier who served in the Indonesian National Revolution and went on to become chief of staff of the Indonesian Armed Forces.

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

REPUBLIK INDONESIA
LETJEN TNI T. B. SIMATUPANG

Reverse

Value and date.

BANK INDONESIA
500
RUPIAH
2016

Edge

500 Rupiah

National Hero
Tahi Bonar Simatupang

Subscribe series
KM# 73
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aluminium
Weight 3.1 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Perum Peruri

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