After pink, yellow, brown, green and blue now it is time for lavender. No, not talking about your wardrobe, it is about the new series of hundred rupees note. The Reserve Bank of India issued a press release about the new banknote.
The Press Release reads: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will shortly issue ₹ 100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India.
The new denomination has motif of "RANI KI VAV" on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage. 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 × 142 mm.
All the banknotes in the denomination of ₹ 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.
The note has an embossed printing of Mahatma Gandhi's portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised triangular identification mark with micro-text 100, and four angular bleed lines both on the right and left sides for the people who are visually impaired.
The front of the note includes a seethrough register with denominational numeral 100, latent image with denominational numeral 100, denominational numeral १०० in Devnagari, portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre, micro letters 'RBI', 'भारत', 'India' and '100', windowed security thread with inscriptions 'भारत' and RBI with colour shift. The 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, Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right, number panel with numerals in ascending font on the top left side and bottom right side.
The reverse of the note will have year of printing of the note on the left, Swachh Bharat logo with slogan, language panel, Motif of RANI KI VAV, denominational numeral १०० in Devnagari.