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Information about currency: West Irian Rupiah

Currency nameWest Irian Rupiah
Dates1963 - 1973


The rupiah was a distinct currency of West Irian (formerly West New Guinea) between 1963 and 1973. It replaced the West New Guinea gulden at par and was replaced by the Indonesian rupiah at the rate of 1 West Irian rupiah = 18.9 Indonesian rupiah.

Coins were issued in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 sen. All were minted in aluminium and dated 1962. Unlike those issued for Riau, they bore no edge inscription.

Currency West Irian Rupiah was used:
Country From To
Indonesia West Irian Rupiah 1963 1973