RBI Introduces New 100 Rs Note in Lavender Colour

19 Jul 2018  Thu

The Reserve Bank of India is soon going to release new Lavender coloured 100 Rupees banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, featuring the signature of the Governor of RBI Dr. Urjit R. Patel.

The reverse of the new note features “RANI KI VAV” highlighting India’s cultural heritage. The note also features other designs, geometric patterns that match with the overall colour scheme. The new note would be 66 mm in breadth and 142 mm in length. 100 Rupees Banknotes issued by RBI in the earlier series will remain legal tender.

Printing and supply of new notes for distribution to the public through the banking channel will increase over a period of time.

The Salient Features of these new 100 Rupees banknotes include:


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 Devnagari , ‘India’ and ‘100’

6. Windowed security thread with inscriptions Bharat in Devnagari 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 (Back)

12. Year of printing of the note on the left

13. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan

14. Language panel

15. Motif of RANI KI VAV

16. Denominational numeral 100 in Devnagari

Image Source: Reserve Bank of India

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