New Rs 100 Notes To Be Issued Shortly; All Details Here
For days there has been going on a speculation that RBI is going to launch new Rs 100 note. Turns out, the speculation was, in fact, true as RBI has confirmed.
According to some big news portals, RBI soon is going to issue Rs 100 denomination banknotes. The reports also suggested that these banknotes will bear the signature of Reserve Bank of India governor Urjit R. Patel.
According to the Central Bank’s official statement, the new banknote of Rs. 100 denomination will be of the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. The reverse side of the new Rs 100 note will bear the motif of ‘Rani Ki Vav’. It is actually a heritage site located in Gujarat. Apparently, the motif is there to depict the country’s cultural heritage.
Also, Unlike the green-coloured notes issued earlier, the base colour of the new note will be lavender and the dimensions of the note will be of 66 mm × 142 mm. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse, the press release said.
Here are few features that you can expect in soon to be available the new Rs 100 note:
-You’ll witness denominational numeral १०० written in Devnagari and also the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
-There are micro letters in the new note i.e. ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘India’ and ‘100’.
-Windowed security thread that changes colours. Colour of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted
-There is a Governor’s signature with Promise Clause as well as the RBI emblem on the right of Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait on the note.
-There is electrotype (100) watermarks and Ashoka Pillar emblem is printed on the right of the note.
-Number panel with numerals in ascending font on the top left side and bottom right side.
-For visually impaired people, the note also features raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem and also the raised triangular identification mark with micro-text 100, four angular bleed lines both on the right and left sides
-On the reverse side of the note, the year of printing is mentioned on the left
-Other than the year of the printing, there is also a Swachh Bharat logo with its slogan
As is normal, when a new design of banknote is introduced, printing and supply of these notes for distribution to the public through the banking channel will gradually increase,” said RBI.
All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 100 issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender.