New Rs.100 Note Released By RBI: 5 Things That May Surprise You
The new Rs 100 note in lavender colour is entirely designed in India, from the paper to the ink and even the security features have been developed by Indian companies
Photo Credit :
Blue, Orange, Pink and new in the row is Lavender. RBI has issued a new Rs.100 denomination banknote in the Mahatma Gandhi series with the Swach Bharat logo in lavender colour. This is the first note made entirely with domestic materials. It will see a motif of the ‘Rani ka vav’ stepwell in Gujarat. The note will come into circulation by next month. All after demonetisation, the denomination world saw a whole new colourful changeover with Rs.2000 and Rs.500 notes washed in pink and green respectively. “The base colour of the note is lavender.
Here are five facts that you need to know about the new Rs.100 currency:
- The note is entirely designed in India, from the paper to the ink and even the security features have been developed by Indian companies.
- On the front of the note is the written numeral 10 in Devanagari with a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre. Ashoka Pillar emblem is embedded towards the right.
- The back of the note sees Swachh Bharat logo along with the slogan. The space is shared with the motif of ‘Rani ki Vav’ which exhibit the country’s vast heritage. Year of printing of the note is printed on the left.
- There is a security thread with inscriptions, ‘bharat’ and RBI. The colour of the note transits from green to blue if tilted.
- Certain features have been incorporated for the visually impaired. These include raised printing of portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, Ashoka pillar emblem, raised triangular identification mark with micro- text 100, four angular bleed lines on the right and left sides.
The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the observe and reverse. Dimension of the banknote will be 66mm X 142mm,” said RBI in its statement.