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The notes with ‘2016’ printing year will be similar in design with the existing Rs100 notes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005 having ascending size of numerals in the number panels, bleed lines, and enlarged identification mark, on the obverse. Photo: Bloomberg
The notes with ‘2016’ printing year will be similar in design with the existing Rs100 notes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005 having ascending size of numerals in the number panels, bleed lines, and enlarged identification mark, on the obverse. Photo: Bloomberg

New Rs100 notes to be issued soon, says RBI

RBI says all 100 notes issued by it in the past will continue to be legal tender

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday said it will soon put to circulation Rs100 notes in the market with enlarged identification features.

“The Reserve Bank will shortly issue Rs100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005, without inset letter in both the numbering panels," RBI said in a release.

The notes with ‘2016’ printing year will be similar in design with the existing 100 notes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005 having ascending size of numerals in the number panels, bleed lines, and enlarged identification mark, on the obverse.

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The RBI said it has already put to circulation Rs1 00 notes with the ascending size of numerals in the number panels but without bleed lines and enlarged identification mark. These notes will remain in circulation concomitantly with the notes being issued now, it added.

“All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs100 issued by the central bank in the past will continue to be legal tender," RBI said further.

Besides, earlier this week RBI had said that it will issue Rs20 and Rs50 denomination notes. Issue of these small value currencies will be a big relief to common consumers to meet their daily requirements as the Rs2,000 denomination bank note available currently has a limited acceptability as finding change is a big issue when almost 86% of the cash has been wiped off the market to abolish Rs500 and Rs1,000 banknotes.

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