The Reserve Bank Of India announced on Thursday that they would be issuing new 100 rupees note. After the introduction of new beautiful notes in the 2000,500,200,50 and 10 rupees categories, the RBI has decided to come out with new lavender notes for Rs.100 as well. The introduction of the new notes will be done shortly and will co-exist with the old notes meaning the old currency will not be redundant.
The new 100 rupees note will be lavender in color and have the famous RANI KI KAV located in Gujarat on the back of the note. The note will measure 66mm*142mm, making it the perfect size to fit into wallets or handbags. The notes will be circulated to the public soon.
“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,” RBI said.
Here are the features of the new 100 rupees note:
- See-through register with denominational numeral 100
- Latent image with the number 100
- Numeral १०० in Devnagari
- Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre of the note
- Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘India’ and ‘100’ will be printed on the front
- Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘????’ and RBI with colour shift; Colour of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted to ensure the note can’t be forged easily
- Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
- Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (100) watermarks to guarantee against counterfeits
- 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
- Year of printing of the note on the left of the note
- Swachh Bharat logo with its slogan
- Motif of RANI KI VAV