The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced on Friday evening that it will soon be releasing new Rs 50 currency notes. These new notes will be in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing the signature of Dr Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India. The news was confirmed by the RBI through a statement on Friday evening confirming that the image that had gone viral earlier in the day was indeed of the new note. The new note has the motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage.
RBI has kept the base colour of the note Fluorescent Blue and it also has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. As per the press release issued by RBI, the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 50 issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender.
Here is the image of the new Rs 50 Note:
Features of new Rs 50 note:
1. See through register with denominational numeral 50,
2. Denominational numeral ५० in Devnagari,
3. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre,
4. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘INDIA’ and ‘50’,
5. Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI,
6. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait,
7. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right,
8. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (50) watermarks,
9. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.
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1. Year of printing of the note on the left,
2. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan,
3. Language panel,
4. Motif of Hampi with Chariot,
5. Denominational numeral ५० in Devnagari.
The dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm x 135 mm. Last year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in December had said that it will soon be coming up with new currency notes of Rs 50 and Rs 20 denominations with numerals in ascending size in the number panels and without intaglio printing.