RBI: To Issue New Rs 100 notes Shortly

The existing banknotes of Rs. 100, issued by the RBI in the earlier series, will continue to be legal tender.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday said it would issue new Rs. 100 banknotes “shortly”.

The new banknote of Rs. 100 denomination will be of the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, the central bank said.

The new banknote of Rs. 100 will be in the base colour of lavender and will have a motif of Rani Ki Vav a heritage site located in Gujarat on the reverse side.

The existing banknotes of Rs. 100, issued by the RBI in the earlier series, will continue to be legal tender.

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 colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.

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

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