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RBI to Issue New Rs 20 Note; Here Are The Salient Features of ‘Greenish Yellow’ Banknote

The new Rs 20 denomination banknote will be issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) soon.

Published: April 27, 2019 7:06 AM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Rini Sharma


New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India will soon issue Rs 20 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. The base colour of the note is Greenish Yellow.

According to the official press release, the new denomination bears motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.

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Here are the Salient Features of new Rs 20 note:

Obverse (Front)

1. See through register with denominational numeral 20
2. Denominational numeral 20 in Devnagari
3. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
4. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘Bharat’, ‘INDIA’ and ’20’
5. Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘Bharat’ 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 (20) 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 Ellora Caves
14. Denominational numeral 20 in Devnagari.
15. Dimension of the banknote will be 63 mm x 129 mm.

All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 20 issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender.

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