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India Introduces 50 and 200 Rupee Banknotes in New Mahatma Gandhi Series

By Reserve Bank of India ….
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued ₹ 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India. The new denomination has motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The base color of the note is Fluorescent Blue. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall color scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.

All the banknotes in the denomination of ₹ 50/- issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender.

The image and salient features of ₹ 50 denomination banknote in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series are as under:

Reserve Bank of India issues new 50 rupee banknote

Obverse

  1. See through register with denominational numeral 50
  2. Denominational numeral ५० in Devnagari
  3. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
  4. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘INDIA’ and ‘50’
  5. Windowed demetalized security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI
  6. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
  7. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
  8. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (50) watermarks
  9. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side

Reverse

  1. Year of printing of the note on the left
  2. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
  3. Language panel
  4. Motif of Hampi with Chariot
  5. Denominational numeral ५० in Devnagari

The dimensions of the banknote are 66 mm x 135 mm.

And on August 25, 2017, the ₹ 200 denomination banknote in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, was made available from select RBI offices and some banks. The new denomination has the motif of Sanchi Stupa on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The base color of the note is Bright Yellow. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall color scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.

The image and salient features of ₹ 200 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series are as under:

Obverse, Reserve Bank of India releases new 200 rupee banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series

Reverse, Reserve Bank of India releases new 200 rupee banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series

Obverse

  1. See-thru register with denominational numeral 200
  2. Latent image with denominational numeral 200
  3. Denominational numeral २०० in Devnagari
  4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
  5. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘India’ and ‘200’
  6. Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI with color shift. Color 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. Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, ₹ 200 in color changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right
  9. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
  10. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (200) watermarks
  11. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side
  12. For the visually impaired: Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised Identification mark H with micro-text ₹ 200, four angular bleed lines with two circles in between the lines both on the right and left sides

Reverse

  1. Year of printing of the note on the left
  2. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
  3. Language panel
  4. Motif of Sanchi Stupa
  5. Denominational numeral २०० in Devnagari

The dimensions of the 200 rupee banknote are 66 mm × 146 mm.

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