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RBI Introduces Rs. 50 banknote in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon release Rs 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, having signature of Governor Urjit R. Patel. RBI clarified that all the Rs 50 banknotes in the earlier series will continue to be a legal tender. In December 2016, RBI had announced that it would soon issue new currency notes of Rs 50 and Rs 20.
About Rs 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series: 

  • The base colour of the new note is fluorescent blue. It has a motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage.
  • The note has geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm x 135 mm.

Design & Security Features Rs 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series:

Front Side of the Note:

  • See through register with denominational numeral 50
  • Denominational numeral ५० in Devnagari
  • Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
  • Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘INDIA’ and ‘50’
  • Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI
  • Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
  • Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
  • Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (50) watermarks
  • Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.

Back Side of the Note:

  • Year of printing of the note on the left
  • Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
  • Language panel
  • Motif of Hampi with Chariot
  • Denominational numeral ५० in Devnagari

Quick Facts – Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
Established in: 1935
Headquarters: Mumbai
Current Governor: Urjit Patel