Here are the salient features of new Rs 50 note

LAST MODIFIED: August 19 2017, 11:20 IST
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A new fluorescent blue Rs 50 banknote in the Mahatma Gandhi series, slightly smaller and slimmer than the existing note will soon be introduced by the Reserve Bank of India.

The bank notes of Rs 50 denomination issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender, the central bank said in a statement.

“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,” it said.

Besides the colour and the dimensions, a unique feature of the new banknote is the motif of Hampi with the chariot and the Swachh Bharat logo with the slogan on the reverse.

The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.

Dimension of the bank note will be 66 mm x 135 mm, RBI said.

The Rs 50 denomination bank notes in the new series will bear the signature of RBI Governor Urjit R. Patel.

Salient Features

» See through register with denominational numeral 50,

» Denominational numeral ?? in Devnagari,

» Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the center,

» Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘????’, ‘INDIA’ and ’50’,

» Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘????’ 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.

Reverse (Back)

» Year of printing of the note on the left,

» Swachh Bharat logo with slogan,

» Language panel,

» Motif of Hampi with Chariot

» Denominational numeral ?? in Devnagari.