Lavender colour Rs 100 notes soon, existing series to be still valid: RBI

Rs. 100

New Delhi, July 19: The Reserve bank of India on Thursday announced that new Lavender colour Rs 100 denomination banknotes will be issued soon. 

“Will shortly issue Rs 100 denomination banknotes. This new denomination has motif of “RANI KI VAV” on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is Lavender”, said RBI in a statement.

Earlier series of the denomination of Rs 100 will continue to be legal tender.

Here are the salient features of Rs 100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series:

Obverse (Front)

  • See-through register with denominational numeral 100
  • Latent image with denominational numeral 100
  • Denominational numeral १०० in Devnagari
  • Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
  • Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘India’ and ‘100’
  • 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
  • Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
  • Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
  • Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (100) watermarks
  • Number panel with numerals in ascending font on the top left side and bottom right side
  • 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)

  • Year of printing of the note on the left
  • Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
  • Language panel
  • Motif of RANI KI VAV
  • Denominational numeral १०० in Devnagari


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