RBI to issue new 100 rupee note


The Reserve Bank of India will soon issue new lavender-coloured Rs. 100 currency notes as part of the revised design series introduced after demonetisation in 2016. The new note will feature the motif of the ‘Rani Ki Vav’ step-well in Gujarat.

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“The base colour of the note is lavender. 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 x 142 mm,” the RBI said in a statement.

“All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs. 100 issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender. As is normal, when a new design of banknote is introduced, printing and supply of these notes for distribution to public through the banking channel will gradually increase,” it added.