New Rs 100 currency notes to be out soon: Check features
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is all set to release a new set of Rs 100 currency notes signed by Governor Shaktikanta Das.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is all set to release a new set of Rs 100 currency notes signed by Governor Shaktikanta Das. In an official statement last month, the RBI had said, "The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue ₹100 denomination Banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series bearing the signature of Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor. The design of these notes is similar in all respects to ₹ 100 Banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. All Banknotes in the denomination of ₹ 100 issued by the Reserve Bank in the past will continue to be legal tender." Even as the new notes are introduced, all old Rs 100 notes will continue to remain valid. Also, it is clear from the RBI statement that apart from the governor's signature, the new Rs 100 notes will not be any different from the current Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series banknotes in circulation.
The RBI announcement came months after the central bank said it would release a new set of Rs 20 currency notes. In an official statement, the RBI had said in December 2018 that it will soon release a new Rs 20 currency note with additional features.
In the last two years, the RBI has introduced new look currency notes in the denominations of Rs 10, Rs 50, Rs 100, and Rs 500. It has also introduced new Rs 200 and Rs 2,000 currency notes. The RBI has been introducing new currency notes under Mahatma Gandhi (New) since November 2016. All these notes are different in size and design as compared to the notes issued before November 2016.
The new Rs 100 notes in circulation at present bears the signature of previous Governor Urjit Patel.
How to ensure your Rs 100 note is not Fake?
The RBI website provides full features of the currency notes in circulation. To ensure whether your currency note is not fake, check for the following features on both sides:
Obverse side: Features of new Rs 100 notes (Source: RBI website)
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,
11. 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: Features of new Rs 100 notes (Source: RBI website)
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.
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