The Reserve Bank of India, on Friday, released a new Rs 10 currency note image. The RBI said that it will shortly issue Rs 10 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series. All these new notes will bear the signature of Dr Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI). As per the image shared by the RBI, the new denomination has motif of Sun Temple, Konark on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage.
As the earlier reports suggested, the base colour of the note is Chocolate Brown. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. RBI also confirmed that all the old Rs 10 banknotes will continue to be legal tender. The back side of the new Rs 10 note will also have the year of printing of the note on the left, Swachh Bharat logo with the slogan, language panel, Motif of Sun Temple, Konark and denominational numeral १० in Devnagari.
The plans to introduce a new Rs 10 note were in line for a long time. Last year in March, the RBI had first announced that the new Rs 10 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series with inset letter ‘L’ in both the number panels, bearing the signature of Dr Urjit R. Patel will be released.
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In August 2017, the apex bank had announced the introduction of the new florescent blue Rs 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series, bearing Patel’s signature. A motif of Hampi with Chariot along with the Swachh Bharat logo and slogan replaces the image of Indian Parliament with a hoisted flag printed on the reverse side of the old Rs 50 note.
Apart from this, the front of the note shows Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait in the middle with the guarantee clause and the RBI emblem. The Ashok Pillar emblem has been placed on the far right edge of the new Rs 50 note, whereas Rs 50 in Devnagri can be seen on its left. The windowed, demetalised security strip can be seen at running breadth-wise with inscriptions RBI and Bharat in Devnagri on it.
Only a few days later, the bank had also announced new Rs 200 banknote to make the present currency system more efficient. The bright yellow note features a motif of the Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh, depicting the country’s cultural heritage like most of the new currency notes.