Reserve bank of India (RBI) Announced new Rs.50 denomination banknotes

The Reserve bank of India (RBI) on Friday publicized that new Rs.50 denomination banknotes with totally different design under new Mahatma Gandhi series will be in the markets of India very soon. The new fifty rupees note will be having sign of current RBI Governor Urjit Patel.

Color of note: The color of new Rs.50 banknote will be fluorescent blue. It will be having a motif of Hampi with Chariot on its back side, presenting the country’s cultural heritage.

Dimensions: As said by the RBI, 66 mm x 135 mm are the dimensions under which the note will be printed. The geometric patterns aligning will be aligning with overall color scheme on both sides.

The decision to release Rs.50 banknote by the Reserve Bank of India seems to be an outcome of earlier announcements made by the central bank in December 2016 where the bank had said that it will soon be launching Rs.50 and Rs.20 denomination bank notes with new design.

However the Apex bank also said that old notes of Rs.50 which are circulating in the country right now will also continue to circulate and are completely legal.

Below are some main features of new Rs.50 currency note:

On Obverse:

  1. Rs.50 will be printed in Devnagri.
  2. The note will come along with the Swachh Bharat logo.
  3. At center the Portrait of Rashtra Pita Mahatma Gandhi.
  4. Micro letters ‘RBI’, BHARAT in Devnagri, ‘INDIA’ and ’50’.
  5. There will be a Guarantee Clause and signs of Governor Urjit Patel with Promise Clause.
  6. RBI emblem is placed on the right of the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.
  7. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right.
  8. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (50) watermarks.
  9. A panel of numbers. The number are growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.

Reverse Features:

  1. Year of printing on the top left.
  2. Logo of Swach Bharat with Slogan in Hindi at left bottom.
  3. Panel of Languages.
  4. Motif of Hampi with Chariot and Denominational numeral 50 in Devnagari.

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