The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will shortly issue new banknotes of Rs. 10 denomination, the central bank said on Friday. The new Rs. 10 notes will be in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, and will bear the signature of RBI Governor, Dr. Urjit R. Patel, the central bank said in an official statement. The new denomination notes will have motif of the Sun Temple and the Konark on the reverse side, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The base colour of the notes is chocolate brown and they will have other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse, RBI said.
All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs. 10/- issued by the RBI in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender, it said.
Here are 10 things to know about RBI’s new Rs. 10 currency notes:
1. The dimension of the new Rs. 10 banknotes will be 63 mm x 123 mm.
2. The new Rs. 10 notes will have a see through register on the front sides with denominational numeral 10.
3. The denominational numeral १० will be printed on the front of the note in Devnagari.
4. The front sides will bear a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत ‘, ‘INDIA’ and ’10’ will also be printed on the front side of Rs. 10 notes.
5. The front sides will bear a windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत and ‘RBI’. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and the RBI emblem will be printed towards the right of Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait, said RBI.
6. The Ashoka Pillar emblem will be on the right side of the front side. The front side will also have electrotype (10) watermarks, besides Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait.
7. The front sides will have a number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side of the Rs. 10 note.
8. The year of printing of the notes will be inscribed on the back sides of the Rs. 10 notes, towards the left.
9. The back sides will also have a Swachh Bharat logo with slogan.
10. The reverse sides of the new Rs. 10 notes will have a language panel, motif of the Sun Temple and the Konark, and the denominational numeral १० written in Devnagari script.