Temporarily Officials (Pejabat sementara/Pjs.) of the Governor of Bank Indonesia, Miranda S. Goeltom, accompanied by Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia, S. Budi Rochadi, Governor of South Kalimantan province, Rudy Ariffin, and the Governor of Central Kalimantan province, Agustin Teras Narang, was officially launched the new paper currency for Rp 2.000 emissions year 2009 as a means of legitimate payment in Indonesia on Thursday 9 July 2009, in Banjarmasin city. These new paper currency valid as means of payment starting from 10 July 2009.
In her speech Miranda S. Goeltom said (translated in English by me):
"Publishing the new paper currency is the implementation of Bank Indonesia policy in the field of money circulation that is to satisfy the requirement for rupiah money in the community within enough nominal number, kinds of currency which it appropriate, on time and in feasible conditions for circulate."
At the front side there is the image Pangeran Antasari (a national heroes origin from Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan province) and at the back side there is the image of Tarian Adat Dayak (traditional dance origin Kalimantan). Using national heroes as the themes for currency design also applied for previously currencies that has been published.
Front side image (click its image to enlarge).
Back side image.
Hmm... I confused why the design of United States dollar rarely changed. Just my question! (Source: http://www.bi.go.id/web/id/)