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RBI to introduce Rs 200 note today, check out its key features

Along with the new Rs 200 note, the government has also confirmed a new Rs 50 note

BS Web Team & Agencies  |  New Delhi 

Rs 200 note, currency
Rs 200 note. Photo:

The new Rs 200 currency note will be introduced in the market on Friday, said on Thursday.

The new denomination has Motif of Sanchi Stupa on the reverse, with bright yellow being the base colour of the note, said in a statement.

Along with the new Rs 200 note, the government has also confirmed a new Rs 50 note. The earlier Rs 50 notes will continue to remain legal tender.

"The will issue on August 25, 2017 Rs 200 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing the signature of Urjit R Patel, Governor, from select offices, and some banks," it said.

Here are its salient features
Obverse (Front)
1. See through register with denominational numeral 200
2. Latent image with denominational numeral 200
3. Denominational numeral २०० in Devnagari
4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
5. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘India’ and ‘200’
6. 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
7. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
8. Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, ₹ 200 in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right
9. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
10. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (200) watermarks
11. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side
12. For visually impaired Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised Identification mark H with micro-text ₹ 200, four angular bleed lines with two circles in between the lines both on the right and left sides
Reverse (Back)
13. Year of printing of the note on the left
14. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
15. Language panel
16. Motif of Sanchi Stupa
17. Denominational numeral २०० in Devnagari
18. Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm × 146 mm

Hover your cursor on the image below to see the features on the new Rs 200 note:

First Published: Thu, August 24 2017. 14:11 IST