The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come out with a new design chocolate brown ten rupee note. The new note will have the same height of 63mm as the current ten rupee note but the width will be 123 mm – slightly lesser than the 137 mm width of the existing note, The Times of India reports.
Besides the colour and the size, another main difference is that the reverse of the note will carry a motif of the Konark Sun Temple. The existing ten rupee note carries the image of fauna of India – rhinoceros, elephant and tiger.
The RBI said that it will shortly be putting out the new note into circulation bearing signature of governor Urjit Patel. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. Existing banknotes in the denomination of Rs 10 issued by the RBI in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender.
Other features of the new not include, a see-through register with denominational numeral 10. 2. Denominational numeral 10० in Devnagari scrip, portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre, The new note will continue to have windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘Bharat (in devnagri).
Like the other new series notes, the Rs 10 note will have the year of printing of the note on the left, the ‘Swachh Bharat’ logo with slogan, and language panel. These notes are expected to be put into circulation by the RBI and banks through their branches.