RBI to issue new Rs 100 currency note shortly, this is how it looks
The Reserve Bank of India will shortly release the new Rs 100 currency note, the Central Bank said in a press release.
The new currency note will have lavender as its base colour.
“The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm × 142 mm,” the RBI said in a press release.
The old Rs 100 currency note will continue to be legal tender.
The new note will host motif of “Rani ki Vav” (Queen’s stepwell) on the reverse side. Located in Gujarat’s Patan, “Rani ki Vav” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For visually impaired, the new note features “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”.