Know About Your Bank Notes: New Currency Highlights

Dear Aspirants,

Know Your Bank Notes in a New Design

The RBI will shortly issue Rs100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing the signature of Dr Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India. As an aspirant, you must know about all the features of Rs100 and other denomination banknotes. Here we are providing you with all the features of Rs. 10, Rs. 50, Rs. 100, Rs. 200, Rs. 500 and Rs. 2000 Banknotes. This note will definitely help you for upcoming examinations. 

Salient features of the New Rs. 10 Note- 
  • The dimension of the banknote will be 63 mm x 123 mm.
  • The base colour of the notes is chocolate brown.

(a) Obverse (Front):- 
1. See through register with denominational numeral 10
2. Denominational numeral १० in Devanagari,   
3. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre, 
4. Micro letters 'RBI', ‘भारत', ‘INDIA' and '10', 
5. Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘’ भारत and RBI, 
6. Guarantee Clause, Governor's signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, 
7. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right, 
8. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (10) watermarks,
9. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.

(b) Reverse (Back):- 
10. Year of printing of the note on the left,
11. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan, 
12. Language panel, 
13. Motif of Sun Temple, Konark, 
14. Denominational numeral १० in Devanagari.

Salient features of the New Rs. 50 Note- 

  • Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm x 135 mm.
  • The base colour of the notes is fluorescent blue.

(a) Obverse (Front):- 
1. See through register with denominational numeral 50,
2. Denominational numeral ५० in Devanagari,
3. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre,
4. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘INDIA’ and ‘50’,
5. Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI,
6. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait,
7. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right,
8. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (50) watermarks,
9. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.


(b) Reverse (Back):- 
10. Year of printing of the note on the left,
11. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan,
12. Language panel,
13. Motif of Hampi with Chariot,
14. Denominational numeral in Devanagari.

Salient features of the New Rs. 100 Note- 
  • The dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm × 142 mm.
  • The base colour of the notes is lavender.

(a) The obverse (Front):-
1. See-through register with denominational numeral 100
2. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
3. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
4. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (100) watermarks
5. Number panel with numerals in ascending font on the top left side and bottom right side
6. For visually impaired intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised triangular identification mark with micro-text 100, four angular bleed lines both on the right and left sides

(b) Reverse (Back):- 
7. Year of printing of the note on the left
8. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
9. Language panel
10. Motif of RANI KI VAV (Gujarat)

Salient features of the New Rs. 200 Note- 
  • Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm x 146 mm.
  • The base colour of the notes is yellowish-orange.

 (a) The obverse (Front):-
1. See through register with denominational numeral 200,
2. Latent image with denominational numeral 200,
3. Denominational numeral in Devanagari,
4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre,
5. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘India’ and ‘200’,
6. Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI with colour shift. Colour of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted,
7. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait,
8. Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, Rs 200 in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right,
9. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right,
10. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (200) watermarks,
11. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side,
12. For visually impaired- 
Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised Identification mark H with micro-text Rs. 200, four angular bleed lines with two circles in between the lines both on the right and left sides.

(b) Reverse (Back):- 
13. Year of printing of the note on the left,
14. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan,
15. Language panel,
16. Motif of Sanchi Stupa,
17. Denominational numeral २०० in Devanagari

Salient features of the New Rs. 500 Note:-


The new Rs500 notes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series are different from the previous series in colour, size, theme, the location of security features and design elements. The size of the new note is 66mm x 150mm. The colour of the notes is stone grey and the predominant new theme is Indian heritage site - Red Fort. Denomination numeral is in Devanagari. Guarantee clause, Governor's signature, RBI emblem shifted towards right. Ashoka pillar emblem is on right. 15 languages are written on the reverse side of Note. For visually impaired, Circle with Rs. 500 in raised print on the right and Bleed lines on left and right in raised print.  Swachh Bharat logo with slogan is on the reverse side of the Note. 

Salient features of the New Rs. 2000 Note:-


The Reserve Bank of India has introduced new design banknotes in the denomination of Rs2000 as part of Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. The size of the new note is 66mm x 166mm. The new denomination has motif of the Mangalyaan on the reverse, depicting the country's first venture in interplanetary space. The base colour of the note is magenta. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both on the obverse and the reverse. Denomination numeral is in Devnagari.  For visually impaired, Rectangle with Rs.2,000 in raised print on right and Seven angular bleed lines in raised print. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan is on the reverse side of the Note.

       


All the Best for SBI Clerk Mains Exams!!!

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