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Reserve Bank of India to issue greenish – yellow Rs 20 denomination banknotes!

Reserve Bank of India to issue greenish – yellow Rs 20 denomination banknotes!

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said that new Rs 20 denomination notes in the Mahatma Gandhi series will be issued shortly.  The note bears signature of RBI Governor, Shaktikant Das, the Rs. 20 note will be greenish – yellow in the colour.

“The Rs 20 note will be greenish-yellow in colour. The new banknote has a motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage,” a statement by the RBI said. Although, the banknotes in denomination of Rs 20 issued by RBI in earlier series will continue to be a legal tender, the statement clarified.

The statement added that the note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. The dimension of the banknote will be 63 mm x 129 mm.

Salient features of the note:

Obverse (Front)

  • See-through register with denominational numeral 20
  • Denominational numeral 20 in Devanagari
  •  Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
  • Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘INDIA’ and ’20’
  • Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI
  • Guarantee clause, Governor’s signature with promise clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait.
  • Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right.
  • Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (20) watermarks.
  • Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.

Reverse (Back)

  • Year of printing of the note on the left.
  •  Swachh Bharat logo with slogan.
  •  Language panel.
  • Motif of Ellora Caves
  • Denominational numeral 20 in Devanagari

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