The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released new Rs 10 denomination banknotes on Friday ( January 5). The new note will be in chocolate brown colour. The central bank said in an official statement the new 10 rupee note will be in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series and consists the signature of Dr Urjit R Patel the governor of RBI.
The new 10 rupee note bears the motif of the Sun Temple and the Konark on the reverse side, portraying the country’s cultural heritage. The RBI said new notes will have other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.
The current ten rupee note consists the image of fauna of India – rhinoceros, elephant and tiger. All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs.10 issued by RBI in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender. As per the reports, the central bank has already printed 1 billion pieces of the new 10 rupee note.
Things to know about new 10 rupee note:
Like the existing 10 rupee note new ten rupee notes will be in 63mm height but there is a slight difference in the width. The new notes width will be 123mm lesser than the existing note. The present note width 137mm.
The new note bears the Ashoka Pillar emblem on the side of the front side and also have the electrotype (10) watermarks, besides Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait.
The new notes have a Swachh Bharat logo with a slogan on the backside.
The denominational numeral 10 is written in the Devanagari script.
Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI will be on the front side of the new note.
As the news came out people have started sharing their views through the Twitter regarding the new ten rupee note and about its design. Some people impressed with the design and some were disappointed with the colour of the new note.