In Pics - New Rs 20 currency note features, design, size

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Apr 29, 2019, 05:09 PM IST

Weeks after the government decided to introduce Rs 20 coins, the reserve Bank of India has notified the introduction of the revamped version of the Rs 20 currency note. The currency note will soon be available for circulation. The only Indian currency note that was left to be revamped under the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series was the Rs 20 currency note. The new denomination of the Rs 20 currency note has the motif of Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Aurangabad district, on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage. The colour of the note is Greenish Yellow. 


Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series

Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series

Post the demonetization of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 to counter flow of black money and corruption, the Rs 10, Rs 50, Rs 100 and Rs 500 later underwent a total makeover. The Rs 200 and Rs 2000 were new denominations that were introduced. (Photo: RBI Official Website)


New Rs 20 Obverse Side

New Rs 20 Obverse Side

Similar to the other denominations, the Rs 20 note has on the obverse side:

1. See through register with denominational numeral 20

2. Denominational numeral २० in Devnagari

3. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre

4. Micro letters 'RBI', ‘भारत ', ‘INDIA' and '20'

5. Windowed demetalised 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 (20) watermarks

9. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side. (Photo: RBI Official Website) 


On the Reverse side, the note carries the features:

1. Year of printing of the note on the left

2. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan

3. Language panel

4. Motif of Ellora Caves

5. Denominational numeral २० in Devnagari. (Photo: RBI Official Website) 


The Rs 20 old currency note

The Rs 20 old currency note

The Rs 20 currency note under the Mahatma Gandhi Series will still be legal tender. The older version is red-orange coloured, with the obverse side featuring a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi and the signature of the governor of Reserve Bank of India.The reverse side features the famous Mount Harriet in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. (Photo: RBI Official Website) 


Dimensions: Old vs New

Dimensions: Old vs New

The dimension of the new Rs 20 note is 129 mm x 63 mm while the older version has a measurement of 147 mm × 63 mm. (Photo: RBI Official Website)