The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will shortly issue Rs100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series, bearing signature of RBI governor Urjit R Patel. The new denomination has motif of "Rani Ki Vav’ on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is lavender.
The 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, states an RBI release.
All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs100 issued by the RBI in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender, it added.
RBI said printing and supply of the new notes to public through the banking channel will gradually increase.
The image and salient features of the Rs100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series are as under:
1. See through register with denominational numeral 100.
2. Latent image with denominational numeral 100,
3. Denominational numeral ??? in Devnagari.
4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre.
5. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘????’, ‘India’ and ‘100’.
6. Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘????’ 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.
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 ??? in Devnagari