Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mahatma Gandhi Series

India 500 Rupees 1997 UNC
Front: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Back: Salt March to Dandi

The Salt Satyagraha was a campaign of nonviolent protest against the British salt tax in colonial India which began with the Salt March to Dandi on March 12, 1930. It was the first act of organized opposition to British rule after Purna Swaraj, the declaration of independence by the Indian National Congress. Mahatma Gandhi led the Dandi march from his Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi, Gujarat to produce salt without paying the tax, with growing numbers of Indians joining him along the way. When Gandhi broke the salt laws in Dandi at the conclusion of the march on April 6, 1930, it sparked large scale acts of civil disobedience against the British Raj salt laws by millions of Indians. Read more
Gandhi on the Salt March

Gandhi on the Salt March, Sarojini Naidu on the right.

Gandhi at Dandi, April 5, 1930, picking up a lump of salty mud.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Indonesia-Batch 2000, 2001

Indonesia 1000 Rupiah 2000 VF
Front: Captain Pattimura
Back: Mutiara and Tidore Islands, with fisherman

Indonesia-Batch 2000, 2001

Indonesia 5000 Rupiah 2001 VF
Front: Tuanku Imam Bonjol
Back: Songket weaver, Tanah Datar

Indonesia- Batch 1998, 1999

Indonesia 10000 Rupiah 1998 VF
Front: Tjut Njak Dhien
Back: Lake Segara Anak

The name Segara Anak means child of the sea given to it due to the blue colour of the lake reminiscent of the sea.

Indonesia-Batch 1992

Indonesia 5000 Rupiah 1992 UNC
Front: Sasando Rote
Back: Tri-coloured lake, Kelimutu

Indonesia-Batch 1992

Indonesia 500 Rupiah 1992 UNC
Front: Orangutan
Back: East Kalimantan house

Indonesia-Batch 1992

Indonesia 1000 Rupiah 1992 UNC
Front: Lake Toba
Back: Stone jumping, Nias

Indonesia-Batch 1992

Indonesia 100 Rupiah 1992 VF
Front: Bugus phinisi
Back: Krakatoa

Indonesia-Batch 1961-1964

Indonesia 10 Rupiah 1963 UNC
Front: Balinese statue carver
Back: Balinese house

Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy Deepavali

Wishing to all my Hindus traders, friends, visitor's have a wonderful celebration and a lot of foods to eat :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Indonesia, Borobudur Temple, World Heritage Site-UNESCO

Indonesia 10000 Rupiah 1997 UNC
Front: Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX
Back: Borobudur Temple

Hamengkubuwono IX or HB IX (12 April 1912 - 2 October 1988) was the first Governor of the Yogyakarta Special Region, the ninth Sultan of Sultanate of Yogyakarta and the second vice president of Indonesia during the Suharto's reign.

Born as Raden Mas Dorodjatun in Sompilan, Ngasem, Yogyakarta, when he was three years old he was named Crown Prince to the Yogyakarta Sultanate. Hamengkubuwono IX had a Western education. When he was four, he was sent away to live with a Dutch family. After completing his primary and secondary education in 1931, Hamengkubuwono IX left Indonesia to attend the Leiden University in the Netherlands. There Hamengkubuwono IX took Indonesian studies and economics. He returned to Indonesia in 1939. Read more

Borobudur stupas overlooking a mountain. For centuries, it was deserted. Borobudur is a ninth-century Mahayana Buddhist Monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa. Read more

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