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Indonesia 100 Rupiah (1978): Forestry for Prosperity, KM# 42
« on: January 17, 2017, 04:10:51 PM »
A very nice Indonesian coin with a very important message. :)

Indonesia 100 Rupiah (1978), KM# 42, 7.0 g, 28.5 mm, Copper-Nickel, Mintage: 907,773,000.

Obverse: Minangkabu (which means "spired roof") House.

Reverse: Legendary tree of life.

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Re: Indonesia 100 Rupiah (1978): Forestry for Prosperity, KM# 42
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 04:02:54 PM »
More information on the Minangkabau people here. The big house, (rumah gadang), likely has a government or community assembly function.

While the message of the coin is valid, it needs to be understood first in Indonesia.

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Indonesia 100 Rupiah (1978): Forestry for Prosperity, KM# 42
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 03:16:22 PM »
More information on the Minangkabau people here. The big house, (rumah gadang), likely has a government or community assembly function.

While the message of the coin is valid, it needs to be understood first in Indonesia.

Thanks Peter! I think we should stop complaining about deforestation and its consequences like global warming, as it's myth according to Supreme Leader of the West. ;) :D

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Re: Indonesia 100 Rupiah (1978): Forestry for Prosperity, KM# 42
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 02:06:32 PM »
Yes this is a special coin for me. It was the first coin from outside The Netherlands I bought on a coinfair, when I just started to collect coins in 1979. From that moment on Indonesia the most important country in my world coin collection. In 2017 they made a new serie of coins.

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Re: Indonesia 100 Rupiah (1978): Forestry for Prosperity, KM# 42
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 05:55:06 PM »
THE 100 RUPIAH 1978 "HUTAN UNTUK KESEJAHTERAAN" IS LISTED ALSO HERE :

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Re: Indonesia 100 Rupiah (1978): Forestry for Prosperity, KM# 42
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2019, 09:48:13 PM »
Reverse: Legendary tree of life.

I wonder about what tree of life they are talking. I found some mentioning of Batang Garing but could not find any inf about this tree.

Also, I think that it is a part of FAO series.

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Re: Indonesia 100 Rupiah (1978): Forestry for Prosperity, KM# 42
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2019, 10:24:37 PM »
Batang Garing is a traditional ornament of the Dayaks. There is a stylised monument of a Batang Garing in Kuala Kapuas, capital of the Kapuas district on Kalimantan (Borneo), though the shape on the coin is more like the Javanese variety. A nice overview is here.

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Re: Indonesia 100 Rupiah (1978): Forestry for Prosperity, KM# 42
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2019, 11:09:36 PM »
Batang Garing is a traditional ornament of the Dayaks. There is a stylised monument of a Batang Garing in Kuala Kapuas, capital of the Kapuas district on Kalimantan (Borneo), though the shape on the coin is more like the Javanese variety. A nice overview is here.

Thanks a lot, Peter! Here is the final result: 100 Rupiah Indonesia 1978, KM# 42 | CoinBrothers Catalog
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Re: Indonesia 100 Rupiah (1978): Forestry for Prosperity, KM# 42
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2019, 11:31:42 PM »
Somewhat disappointing that you didn't take up gthe explanation of the Gunungan in the link I gave above. While the Gunungan is the symbolic equivalent of the tree of life, it is a separate cultural expression with a function in Wajang performances the Dayak original doesn't have.

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Re: Indonesia 100 Rupiah (1978): Forestry for Prosperity, KM# 42
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2019, 11:38:53 PM »
Somewhat disappointing that you didn't take up gthe explanation of the Gunungan in the link I gave above. While the Gunungan is the symbolic equivalent of the tree of life, it is a separate cultural expression with a function in Wajang performances the Dayak original doesn't have.

I'll try to take it tomorrow. Somehow it is a bit difficult to get the main idea in a compact form.
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Re: Indonesia 100 Rupiah (1978): Forestry for Prosperity, KM# 42
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2019, 09:44:10 AM »
Somewhat disappointing that you didn't take up gthe explanation of the Gunungan in the link I gave above. While the Gunungan is the symbolic equivalent of the tree of life, it is a separate cultural expression with a function in Wajang performances the Dayak original doesn't have.

How do you like it now: 100 Rupiah Indonesia 1978, KM# 42 | CoinBrothers Catalog ?

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Re: Indonesia 100 Rupiah (1978): Forestry for Prosperity, KM# 42
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2019, 10:23:49 AM »
Gungunan symbolises unity or totality, so it has the same function as the tree of life (batang garing). The Gungunan is placed on the stage and in front of the screen before a shadow play (wayang) starts, between acts and at the end of the performance.
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Re: Indonesia 100 Rupiah (1978): Forestry for Prosperity, KM# 42
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2019, 10:25:34 AM »
I like the detail you added. It adds value.

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Re: Indonesia 100 Rupiah (1978): Forestry for Prosperity, KM# 42
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2019, 10:31:51 AM »
I like the detail you added. It adds value.

Thanks to you! I also like it now. Do you agree that it is a FAO coin? I could not find any FAO event with name Forestry for Prosperity in 1978.
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Re: Indonesia 100 Rupiah (1978): Forestry for Prosperity, KM# 42
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2019, 10:53:50 AM »
Forestry is part of the FAO remit, but FAO coins usually have a clear reference to the organisation. Indonesia puts slogans on other coins, so I am inclined not to consider it an FAO coin. The conclusive evidence would be whether FAO included it in the albums it issued.

Peter
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