RBI to issue new ‘greenish yellow’ coloured Rs 20 notes

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The RBI will shortly issue Rs 20 denomination banknotes bearing the signature of the central bank’s governor Shaktikanta Das. The Rs 20 note will be greenish-yellow in 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. RBI will soon issue Rs 20 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. The dimension of the new Rs 20 note will be 63 mm x 129 mm. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.

Here are the Salient Features of new Rs 20 note:

Obverse (Front)

1. See through register with denominational numeral 20
2. Denominational numeral 20 in Devnagari
3. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
4. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘Bharat’, ‘INDIA’ and ’20’
5. Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘Bharat’ and RBI
6. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
7. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
8. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (20) watermarks
9. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side. Reverse (Back)
10. Year of printing of the note on the left
11. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
12. Language panel
13. Motif of Ellora Caves
14. Denominational numeral 20 in Devnagari.
15. Dimension of the banknote will be 63 mm x 129 mm.

It also contains a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre, with micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘Bharat’, ‘India’ and ’20’, along with with a guarantee clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards the right of Gandhi’s portrait.

 

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