A new 100 rupee note will make its way to banks soon. Check out some interesting features

The new 100 rupee note soon to be issued by the RBI will feature UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Rani ki Vav’ as a motif. Here are the key features of the new note

business Updated: Jul 19, 2018 21:07 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Specimen notes of new 100 rupee notes to be issued soon by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).(PTI Photo)

The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday announced it will soon issue a new series of Rs 100 currency notes. The new design for the Rs 100 denomination, part of the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series features a lavender colour as the base, with a motif depicting ‘Rani Ki Vav’, which means the queen’s step well. Rani ki vav is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Patan, Gujarat.

This will be the fifth new banknote design to be issued by the RBI after the government demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1000 banknotes in November 2016. So far, the central bank has released new designs for banknotes in denominations of Rs 50 and Rs 500, along with a new denomination of Rs 200 and Rs 2000.

Rani ki Vav is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Patan, Gujarat. Here are some features of the new banknote:

The dimensions of the note at 66 mm × 142 mm are smaller than the one in circulation at present (73mm X 157 mm).

As a security feature, the note will feature a windowed thread with inscriptions ‘bharat’ and RBI on it, which will change colour from blue to green, depending on the angle at which the note is held.

The note will carry a Mahatama Gandhi portrait in the centre, on the front side of the note, and Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right.

For the visually impaired, an intaglio or raised printing of the Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, and a raised triangular identification mark with micro-text 100, along with four angular bleed lines both on the right and left sides will make the note easier to identify.

The reverse side of the note will have a ‘Swachh Bharat’ logo with Gandhi’s spectacles on the left-hand bottom.

The numeral ‘100’ will appear on both sides of the new banknote, both in Devnagari and English.

A few key features of the new banknote,

ii. Salient Features

Obverse (Front)

1. See through register with denominational numeral 100

2. Latent image with denominational numeral 100

3. Denominational numeral १०० in Devnagari

4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre

5. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘India’ and ‘100’

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. 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


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 १०० in Devnagari

First Published: Jul 19, 2018 17:49 IST