Reserve Bank of India – RBI declared new 100 Rs currency note with enhanced security features. RBI has issued Rs100 denomination banknotes in Mahatama Gandhi series-2005 with a new numbering pattern. New 100 Rs note will have easy and new security features which can be understood and identified by Common Indian people.
100 Rs Note New Security Features :
The notification on the RBI’s website says, “The numerals in both the number panels of these banknotes will be in ascending size from left to right, while the first three alphanumeric characters (prefix) will remain constant in size.”
The design of new 100 Rs currency notes with numerals in ascending size is similar in all other respects to the current design of Rs. 100 banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi Series – 2005 except for the new numbering pattern.
100 Rs Note Size – 157mm X 73mm
How to Identify Real Currency Note? :
- See through Register :
The small floral design printed both on the front (hollow) and back (filled up) of the note in the middle of the vertical band next to the Watermark has an accurate back to back registration. The design will appear as one floral design when seen against the light.
- Watermark :
The Mahatma Gandhi Series of banknotes contain the Mahatma Gandhi watermark with a light and shade effect and multi-directional lines in the watermark window.
- Fluorescence :
Number panels of the notes are printed in fluorescent ink. The notes also have optical fibres. Both can be seen when the notes are exposed to ultra-violet lamp.
- Security Thread :
Rs.100 notes have a security thread with similar visible features and inscription ‘Bharat’ (in Hindi), and ‘RBI’. When held against the light, the security thread on Rs.1000, Rs.500 and Rs.100 can be seen as one continuous line.
- Intaglio Printing :
The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, the Reserve Bank seal, guarantee and promise clause, Ashoka Pillar Emblem on the left, RBI Governor’s signature are printed in intaglio i.e. in raised prints, which can be felt by touch, in Rs.20, Rs.50, Rs.100, Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes.
- Latent Image :
On the obverse side of Rs.1000, Rs.500, Rs.100, Rs.50 and Rs.20 notes, a vertical band on the right side of the Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait contains a latent image showing the respective denominational value in numeral. The latent image is visible only when the note is held horizontally at eye level.
- Micro Lettering :
This feature appears between the vertical band and Mahatma Gandhi portrait. It contains the word ‘RBI’ in Rs.5 and Rs.10. The notes of Rs.20 and above also contain the denominational value of the notes in microletters. This feature can be seen better under a magnifying glass.
- Identification Mark :
A special feature in intaglio has been introduced on the left of the watermark window on all notes except Rs.10/- note. This feature is in different shapes for various denominations (Rs. 20-Vertical Rectangle, Rs.50-Square, Rs.100-Triangle, Rs.500-Circle, Rs.1000-Diamond) and helps the visually impaired to identify the denomination.
- Year of Printing :
Year of printing of the currency note appears on the other side of the RBI printed note.
So learn to differentiate fake and RBI printed currency notes…
[The contents are taken from official RBI website for Public awareness]
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