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Jakarta Post

Rp 2,000 bills most popular banknotes this season

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 8 2009   /  12:31 pm

The petty cash sellers, who make a decent income around the holiday season selling cash to people who want to give away small amounts of money to younger relatives, found a favorite this year: the newly issued Rp 2,000 banknote (19 US cents). "Many people have been asking for the Rp 2,000 note," Beni, a petty cash seller in Kota, West Jakarta, told The Jakarta Post on Monday. Petty cash sellers usually set up business around Idul Fitri and the Chinese New Year, when people traditionally hand out wads of cash to relatives, especially to their children. The sellers gather at intercity terminals and train stations, targeting those who travel back to their hometowns to celebrate the holidays. Beni said people were curious about the new bill, which had been issued around two months ago. The grayish Rp 2,000 bill features the picture of national hero Prince Antasari fr...