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RBI To Issue Bright Yellow Colored Rs. 200 Notes From Tomorrow

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The new Rs. 200 notes will be made available to the public sooner than expected. Earlier, it was speculated that RBI would release the new notes in the month of September. However, as per the latest news, RBI is all set to issue Rs. 200 notes from August 25, 2017. Also, the physical appearance has also been released, wherein the new notes will sport a bright yellow look.

The new Rs. 200 notes will be issued “in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India from select RBI offices, and some banks”.

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RBI said,

“Introduction of a new currency denomination and design is done keeping in consideration various factors like ease of transactions for the common man, replacement of soiled banknotes, inflation and the need for combating counterfeiting.”

However, the new Rs 200 note will not be available at ATM kiosks. Disbursing the note through ATMs will need re-calibration. Thus, they will be disbursed through bank branches across the country, just like the Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50 and coins of other denominations.

The front end of the note is shown below:


The back end of the note:


Some of the features of the Rs. 200 notes are:

  • Dimension will be 66 mm × 146 mm.
  • The color of the windowed security thread will shift from green to blue when the note is tilted.
  • On the back, it has Motif of Sanchi Stupa, Swachh Bharat logo with slogan, the year of printing of the note on the left and the denominational numeral २०० in Devnagari.
  • For the visually impaired, it has intaglio of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised identification mark H with micro-text 200, four angular bleed lines with two circles in between the lines both on the right and left sides.
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Provision of the new denomination would help in exchange, specially for the common man who deals with denominations at the lower end. The new look will also help in easy identification of the notes.

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