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RBI To Issue New Rs.100 Currency Notes

Reserve Bank of India is in the process of introducing a new banknote of Rs.100 denomination in the near future.

As per the notification issued on July 19, 2018, RBI has stated that the base colour of the new currency note of Rs.100 will be Lavender. And, as a measure to depict India's vast cultural heritage, the note has a motif of 'Rani ki Vav' on the reverse side.

Issued under the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, this new note bears the signature of the present RBI Governor Dr. Urijit R. Patel. There will be a gradual increase in the printing, supply and distribution of these new bank notes to the general public.

The salient features of this new Rs.100 currency note are detailed below.

A. Dimensions
The size of the banknote is 66 mm x 142 mm.

B. Salient features on the Obverse (Front)


1. There is a see-through register, with the denominational numeral of 100.

2. In addition, there is latent image with the denominational numeral of 100.

3. The banknote has denominational numeral १०० in Devnagari too.

4. Centre of the banknote depicts the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.

5. It carries micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘INDIA’ and ‘100’.

6. You will also find a windowed demetalised security thread, with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and 'RBI'. Plus, there is a colour shift... when you tilt the note, the thread changes from green to blue.

7. Towards the right of the Mahatma Gandhi's portrait, is the Guarantee Clause, Governor's signature with Promise Clause and the RBI emblem.

8. The right end of the note features the Ashoka Pillar emblem.

9. Another aspect of the Rs.100 banknote, are the watermarks of Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (100).

10. The number panel — with numerals' font ascending in size from small to big — features on (i) the top left side and (ii) bottom right side.

C. Salient features on the Reverse (Back)


11. On the left side of the note, you will find the Year of printing.

12. Left bottom of the note depicts the Swachh Bharat logo with slogan.

13. Language panel features in the centre of the note.

14. Next to the language panel, the motif of 'Rani ka Vav' is printed.

15. On the reverse side too, there is the denominational numeral १०० in Devnagari.

D. Features for the visually impaired persons
Following features are provided on the front (obverse) of the note:
- Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait and Ashoka Pillar emblem

- Raised triangular identification mark with micro-text 100

- Four angular bleed lines feature both on the right and left sides

Of course, the Rs.100 banknotes issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series, will continue to be legal tender.

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