The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given a lavender look to the new Rs. 100 note. It will be in circulation by next month.
The latest variant features Gujarat’s ‘Rani Ki Vav’ (queen’s stepwell) along with the Swachh Bharat logo and slogan on its reverse. Gandhi ji’s placement remains the same.
“The base color of the note is lavender. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall color scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. The dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm x 142 mm,” the RBI said in a statement.
All the Rs. 100 notes issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender, the RBI said.
The new note is slightly smaller than the existing one and bigger than the Rs. 10 note.
In 2014, UNESCO had recognized Gujarat’s ‘Rani-ki-Vav’, the 11th-century wonder in Patan, as a World Heritage Site. It will make a grand debut on this new Rs. 100 note.
Here are five things to know about the new Rs. 100 banknote:
- The dimensions of the new Rs. 100 banknote will be 66 mm x 142 mm.
- Printing and supply of the new Rs. 100 banknote “will gradually increase”, the RBI said.
- The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall color scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.
- 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.
- 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.
Some other features of the new 100 rupee note:
The front side of the note
- Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the center
- Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (100) watermarks
- Latent image with denominational numeral 100
- See-through register with denominational numeral 100
- Guarantee Clause, Governor Urjit Patel’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards the right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
- Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
- Number panel with numerals in ascending font on the top left side and bottom right side
The reverse side of the note
- Swachh Bharat logo with the slogan
- Motif of Rani Ki Vav
- Year of printing of the note on the left
- Language panel