Published On : Thu, Jul 19th, 2018

RBI to Issue New 100 Rupee Note; Motif of ‘Rani Ki Vav’ on Reverse

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is going to shortly issue Rs 100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. The new denomination will have motif of “Rani Ki Vav” – the stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat – on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The colour of the 100 rupee note is Lavender and will bear the signature of Urjit R. Patel, Governor of RBI.

The RBI said in a statement issued today, “The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. The dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm × 142 mm.”

The earlier series will continue to be legal tender and will not be affected by the new note.

The statement said, “As is normal, when a new design of banknote is introduced, printing and supply of these notes for distribution to public through the banking channel will gradually increase.”

The image and salient features of ₹100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series are as under:

Obverse (Front Side)

See through register with denominational numeral 100
Latent image with denominational numeral 100
Denominational numeral १०० in Devnagari
Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘India’ and ‘100’
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
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 (100) watermarks
Number panel with numerals in ascending font on the top left side and bottom right side
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
Reverse (Back)

Year of printing of the note on the left
Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
Language panel
Motif of RANI KI VAV
Denominational numeral १०० in Devnagari