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New Rs 200 notes to be issued tomorrow: Salient features

The RBI today said it will issue Rs 200 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series on August 25.

Written by: India TV Business Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 24, 2017 13:34 IST ]
New series of Rs 200 notes will be issued tomorrow
New series of Rs 200 notes will be issued tomorrowPhoto:RBI

The Reserve Bank of India will tomorrow issue Rs 200 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, two days after the government said it has approved the new notes to ease pressure on lower-denomination currency bills. The exercise of printing Rs 200 denomination notes is being undertaken to further improve the currency situation in the country. Following the demonetisation on November 9 last year, the Reserve Bank had introduced Rs 2,000 notes and also issued new Rs 500 notes with additional security features. 

In a statement on Thursday, the RBI said the new notes will be issued from select RBI offices and some banks.

"The new denomination has Motif of Sanchi Stupa on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is Bright Yellow. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse," it said. 

Salient features of new Rs 200 notes: 

Obverse (Front)

India Tv - Front of the new Rs 200 notesFront of the new Rs 200 notes

See through register with denominational numeral 200

Latent image with denominational numeral 200

Denominational numeral २०० in Devnagari

Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre

Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘India’ and ‘200’

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

Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait

Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, ₹ 200 in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right

Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right

Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (200) watermarks

Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side

Reverse (Back)

India Tv - Back of the new Rs 200 notesBack of the new Rs 200 notes

Year of printing of the note on the left

Swachh Bharat logo with slogan

Language panel

Motif of Sanchi Stupa

Denominational numeral २०० in Devnagari

Dimension: Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm × 146 mm

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. 

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