RBI Introduces 50 banknote in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue 50 denomination banknotes in the
Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor,
Reserve Bank of India. The new denomination has motif of Hampi with Chariot on
the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is
Fluorescent Blue. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the
overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.
All the banknotes in the denomination of 50/- issued by the Reserve Bank in the
earlier series will continue to be legal tender.
The image and salient features of 50 denomination banknote in the Mahatma
Gandhi (New) Series are as under:
i. Image
Obverse (Front) Reverse (Back)
ii Salient Features
Obverse (Front)
1. See through register with denominational numeral 50,
2. Denominational numeral ५० in Devnagari,
3. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre,
4. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘INDIA’ and ‘50’,
5. Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ 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 (50) 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 Hampi with Chariot,
14. Denominational numeral ५० in Devnagari.
Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm x 135 mm.

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