RBI announces new Rs 50 currency note, here is how its going to look


The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon issue Rs 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Governor Urjit R. Patel, the central bank said. The new note has a motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is fluorescent blue. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm x 135 mm.

All the Rs 50 banknotes issued by RBI in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender. This is the third denomination that has been revamped since the government’s demonetization on November 8 last year. Earlier, new notes of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes were introduced.. On the obverse/front side, the note will have portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre, denominational value in Devanagari script, micro letters RBI, India — both in English and Devanagari — as well as the numeral “50”.The Ashoka pillar emblem will be on the right side of the obverse and an electrotype watermark and the number panel with numerals in ascending order on the top left side and bottom right side. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan will also be there on new note.


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