RBI announces New Rs. 100 note along with its features

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Rs.100 note will soon roll out in the market and the color of the note is Lavender. The central bank RBI said today, “The new banknote of Rs. 100 denomination will be of the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series”. A new thing in the note is that it will have a motif of Rani Ki Vav – a heritage site located in Gujarat – on the reverse side.

And no worries you don’t have to change them while waiting in a queue, the old notes will remain Legal.

Here are five things to know about the new Rs. 100 banknote:

1. The dimensions of the new Rs. 100 banknote will be 66 mm x 142 mm.

2. Printing and supply of the new Rs. 100 banknote “will gradually increase”, the RBI said.

3. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall color scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.

4. On the front side, also known as the obverse, the new Rs. 100 banknote will have features such as a see-through register with the denominational numeral 100 in the Devanagari script.

5. On the reverse side, the Rs. 100 note will have the year of printing on the left and the Swachh Bharat logo with the slogan.

Let’s take a look at some other features and they are:

Front Side

1. See-through register with denominational numeral 100.

2. Secret image with denominational numeral 100.

3. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the center.

4. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards the right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait.

5. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right.

6. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (100) watermarks.

7. Number panel with numerals in ascending font on the top left side and bottom right side.


1. Printing Year of the note on the left

2. Swachh Bharat logo with a slogan

3. Language panel

4. A motif of Rani Ki Vav

Before this, Rs. 50 and Rs. 200 notes were welcomed in the market by the Reserve Bank of India.


Published by Soniya Kaur on 19 Jul 2018

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