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RBI Announces New Lavender Coloured Rs. 100 Notes, Bearing Motif of Rani Ki Vav

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| July 19 , 2018 , 17:06 IST

The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday revealed the design of new Rs. 100 currency notes. The notes will be in circulation shortly.

The new lavender coloured note will bear the signatures of the acting Reserve Bank of India Governor Dr. Urjit R. Patel.

The new Mahatma Gandhi Series note whose dimension is 66 mm × 142 mm will have the motif of RANI KI VAV, a historical stepwell situated in the state of Gujarat. However, the issuing of the new notes wouldn’t affect the legality of the old notes that are still in circulation. The new note is slightly smaller than the existing one and bigger than the Rs. 10 note. 

A bank statement read, “As is normal, when a new design of banknote is introduced, printing and supply of these notes for distribution to public through the banking channel will gradually increase.”

Earlier in 2014, UNESCO had recognized Gujarat's 'Rani-ki-Vav', the 11th-century wonder in Patan, as a World Heritage Site. It will make a grand debut on this new Rs. 100 note.

Front of the Note: The new Rs 100 note comes with a windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘Bharat’ in Hindi and RBI with colour shift on the front side. Colour of the thread also changes from green to blue when the note is tilted.

Back of the Note: The new note displays a photograph of ‘Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell). Located at Patan in Gujarat, the heritage site was initially built as a memorial to a king in the 11th century AD.

Visually Impaired Friendly

The new note has 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 to aid the visually impaired.

SALIENT FEATURES

Observe or Front Side 

  1. See through register with denominational numeral 100
  2. Latent image with denominational numeral 100
  3. Denominational numeral 100 in Devnagari
  4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
  5. Micro letters RBI, Bharat (in Hindi), India and 100
  6. Windowed security thread with inscriptions Bharat (in Hindi) 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 the right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
  8. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
  9. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (100) watermarks
  10. Number panel with numerals in ascending font on the top left side and bottom right side
  11. 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

Reverse or Back Side

  1. Year of printing of the note on the left
  2. Swachh Bharat logo with the slogan
  3. Language panel
  4. Motif of RANI KI VAV
  5. Denominational numeral 100 in Devnagari