The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is all set to issue Rs 20 denomination currency notes in Greenish-Yellow colour. The new Rs 20 notes series will be in the Mahatma Gandhi series, bearing the signature of the central bank's governor Shaktikanta Das.
"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.
RBI: Reserve Bank of India will issue ₹ 20 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. The base colour of the note is Greenish Yellow. All the banknotes in the denomination of ₹ 20 issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender. pic.twitter.com/Gfc8OnE3fg— ANI (@ANI) April 27, 2019
Here’s what all you need to know about the new Rs 20 banknotes:
--First, all the Rs 20 banknotes issued by RBI in the earlier series will be legal even after the launch of the new notes.
--The new note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.
--The RBI statement also said, the dimension of the new Rs 20 note will be 63 mm x 129 mm.
-- In the front side of the note, it has a see-through register with denominational numeral 100, a latent image with Devanagari version and numeral version.
--The note will also contain a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre, with micro letters 'RBI', 'Bharat', 'India' and '20'.
--RBI governor Shaktikanta Das’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards the right of Gandhi's portrait.
--On the right side of the portrait are an Ashoka Pillar emblem and electrotype (20) watermarks.