RBI to release new 'greenish-yellow' Rs 20 bank notes; earlier currency will continue to be legal tender

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that it will shortly issue Rs 20 denomination bank notes.

Asian News International April 27, 2019 22:27:44 IST
RBI to release new 'greenish-yellow' Rs 20 bank notes; earlier currency will continue to be legal tender
  • All the bank notes in the denomination of Rs 20 issued by the RBI in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender.

  • The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme.

  • It also contains a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre, with micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘Bharat’, ‘India’ and ‘20’.

New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that it will shortly issue Rs 20 denomination bank notes, in the Mahatma Gandhi (new) series, bearing the signature of the central bank's governor Shaktikanta Das.

RBI to release new greenishyellow Rs 20 bank notes earlier currency will continue to be legal tender

The new Rs 20 bank note to be released by RBI. ANI

"The Rs 20 note will be greenish-yellow in colour. The new ban knote has a motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage," a statement by the RBI said.

All the bank notes in the denomination of Rs 20 issued by the RBI in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender, it clarified.

The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. The dimension of the new Rs 20 note will be 63 mm x 129 mm, the statement said.

The obverse (front) side of the note contains a see-through register with denominational numeral 100, a latent image with the numeral and also a Devanagari version of the same.

It also contains a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre, with micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘Bharat’, ‘India’ and ‘20’, along with with a guarantee clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards the right of Gandhi’s portrait.

On the right side of the portrait are — an Ashoka Pillar emblem and electrotype (20) watermarks.

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