July 20, 2018
Bengaluru: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon issue Rs 100 note in lavender colour. The new notes will have ‘Rani Ki Vav’, a stepwell located in Patan, Gujarat, motif on the reverse. But existing notes of the same denomination issued by the RBI in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender.
The dimension of the new banknote will be 66 mm x 142 mm, making it smaller than the current Rs 100 note. “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 x 142 mm,” the RBI said in a statement. After the note ban, the RBI has introduced three new banknotes: Rs 2000 (pink), Rs 500 (green), and Rs 50 (blue).
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
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