RBI to soon issue new series of Rs50 notes


The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue banknotes of Rs50 denomination in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Dr Urjit R Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India.

The new Rs50 denomination note has motif of Hampi with chariot on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is fluorescent blue. The note has other designs and geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and the reverse.

All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs50 issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender, RBI said.

The image and salient features of the Rs50 denomination banknote in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series are as under:

Salient Features


  • See through register with denominational numeral 50,
  • Denominational numeral ?? in Devnagari,
  • Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre,
  • Micro letters 'RBI', '????', 'INDIA' and '50',
  • Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions '????' and RBI,
  • Guarantee Clause, Governor's signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait,
  • Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right,
  • Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (50) watermarks,
  • Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.


  • Year of printing of the note on the left,
  • Swachh Bharat logo with slogan,
  • Language panel,
  • Motif of Hampi with Chariot,
  • Denominational numeral ?? in Devnagari.
  • Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm x 135 mm.