Banknotes & Counterfeit Deterrence

Every country has legal restrictions on the reproduction of banknote images. The counterfeiting of currency is a crime, and while restrictions vary from country to country, in some countries, any reproduction of banknote images – even for artistic or advertising uses – is strictly forbidden. Even in countries that allow some limited use of banknote images, there are specific rules and requirements. This website will provide you with information about reproducing banknote images and links to country-specific websites for further guidance.


While the overall economic losses to society from counterfeiting of currency are generally limited, the victims who suffer the most harm are individuals and businesses, because no one reimburses those who accept counterfeit notes. Counterfeit currency can also undermine confidence in the payment system, making the public uncertain about accepting cash for transactions.

The Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group (CBCDG) is responsible for this website. A counterfeit deterrence system (CDS) has been developed by the CBCDG to deter the use of personal computers, digital imaging equipment, and software in the counterfeiting of banknotes. The CDS has been voluntarily adopted by hardware and software manufacturers, and prevents personal computers and digital imaging tools from capturing or reproducing the image of a protected banknote. The technology does not have the capacity to track the use of a personal computer or digital imaging tools.

For information specific to a particular country or the banknote image you want to use, click on the appropriate region on the map or select the relevant country or currency from the list.

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IDR – Indonesian rupiah Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia

Official bank or department:

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Bank Indonesia

Mokhammad Dakhlan, Director
Directorate of Currency Circulation
Bank Indonesia
M.H. Thamrin No. 2
10350 Jakarta
Indonesia

Phone: +62 21 381 7905
Fax: +62 386 6630

http://www.bi.go.id

General information about the reproduction of banknotes:

Bank Indonesia is the sole institution legally empowered to design, produce, issue and circulate rupiah banknotes, as well as to revoke the rupiah as legal tender, withdraw it from circulation and destroy it.

Anyone who wishes to reproduce images of this currency for any purpose (informational, educational, commercial, numismatic, etc.) must obtain prior permission from Bank Indonesia.

Article 246 of the Indonesian Book of Criminal Law states that anyone who reduces the value of money for the purpose of distribution, orders the distribution of money which has been reduced in value, or destroys money faces a punishment of imprisonment for up to 12 (twelve) years.

Reproduction in printed media:

  • Reproductions shall be depicted proportionally and the image shall be larger or smaller than a genuine banknote.
  • Reproductions shall contain the word "SPECIMEN" in bold lettering diagonally across the image.
  • Reproductions shall not be carried out using duplex printing.

Reproduction in electronic media:

  • Reproductions shall be depicted proportionally and the image shall be larger or smaller than a genuine banknote.
  • Reproductions shall contain the word "SPECIMEN" in bold lettering diagonally across the image.