The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched the new 200 rupees banknote. This step has been taken to increase the availability of the lower denomination currency in the Indian system.

The new 200 rupees banknote is bright yellow in color. The finance minister Arun Jaitley had announced about the new note before and the government has now given go-ahead to the Reserve Bank of India to issue the new note.

Checkout the specification of the new 200 rupees banknote below.

Front Side »

  • The dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm × 146 mm
  • The note will bear the signature of RBI Governor Dr. Urjit R. Patel.
  • The Guarantee Clause, the RBI Governor’s signature along with the Promise Clause and the RBI emblem towards the right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
  • Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘India’ and ‘200’
  • Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI with colour shift. Colour of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted
  • Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, ₹ 200 in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right
  • Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
  • Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (200) watermarks
  • Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side
  • For the visually impaired, the note will have intaglio or raised printing of the Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, the raised identification mark H with micro-text ₹ 200, four angular bleed lines with two circles in between the lines both on the right and left sides.

Back Side »

  • Year of printing of the note on the left
  • Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
  • Language panel
  • Motif of Sanchi Stupa
  • Denominational numeral २०० in Devnagari
  • The dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm × 146 mm

Source: RBI

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