New 100 Rupee Note announced by RBI; first look of new currency with RANI KI VAV motif here

Jul 19, 2018, 05:57 PM IST

Rs 100 new note: RBI will launch a lavender-coloured new Rs 100 currency note. Since demonetisation India has seen new currency notes in values of Rs 2000, Rs 500, Rs 200, Rs 10. To this will be added Rs 100 note. 


"The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue Rs 100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India." Image source:


The new Rs 100 currency note has Motif of “RANI KI VAV” on the reverse, depicting India’s cultural heritage. The base colour of the rs 100 note is Lavender. The Rs 100 note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm × 142 mm. Image source:


Notably, all the Rs 100 notes issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender. The new Rs 100 note will be gradually distributed to public depending on the printing and supply mechanism. Image source:


Check out the new image and features of the new Rs 100 currency note in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. There are 16 silent features in Rs 100 new note — back and front. Image of old Rs 100 note, source: PTI 


Rs 100 currency note (Salient features): Obverse (Front): 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. Image source:


Rs 100 currency note: Reverse (Back): 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. Image source: