Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will shortly issue new Rs. 100 denomination banknotes in lavender colour in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. This comes on back of new designs introduced for Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 10 notes, in the last couple of years. The old Rs 100 notes in the earlier series will also continue to be legal tender along with new notes.
Key Features of new Rs. 100 note
The front side of new Rs. 100 note depicts Mahatma Gandhi’s face and back side featuresmotif of “RANI KI VAV”, highlighting the country’s cultural heritage. Rani ki Vav, a UNESCO world heritage stepwel site in Patan, Gujarat built in memory the 11th century king Bhima.
The dimension of new note is 66 mm × 142 mm, which will be the same as the other new notes of Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 10 released earlier. Like every other currency note, it also has a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre. It has security thread with inscriptions, ‘भारत’ and RBI. If the note is tilted, the colour changes from green to blue.
Right side of Mahatma Gandhi portrait includes guarantee clause, Governor’s signature with promise clause and RBI emblem. Ashoka Pillar emblem is on right side of note. The top left side and bottom right side have number panel with numerals in ascending font.
Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (100) watermarks and it also has Swachh Bharat logo with slogan. It also has certain features incorporated for the visually impaired. These include intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised triangular identification mark with micro-text 100, four angular bleed lines on the right and left sides.