RBI introduces new Rs 10 banknotes in ‘Chocolate Brown’ colour, 10 things to Know


After introducing new Rs 2,000 notes and colourful Rs 200, Rs 50 notes, the Reserve Bank of India on Friday confirmed that it will shortly issue new banknotes in the Rs 10 denomination.

“The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue Rs 10 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Dr Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India,” RBI said.

Speculation that the Central bank would be releasing a new Rs 10 note in a chocolate brown colour were confirmed early Friday evening. “The new denomination has motif of Sun Temple, Konark on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is Chocolate Brown.”

“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 Rs10/- issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender,” RBI said.


Here are 10 things to know about RBI’s new Rs. 10 currency notes:

1. The dimension of the new Rs. 10 banknotes will be 63 mm x 123 mm.

2. The new Rs. 10 notes will have a see through register on the front sides with denominational numeral 10.

3. The denominational numeral १० will be printed on the front of the note in Devnagari.

4. The front side will bear a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत ‘, ‘INDIA’ and ’10’ will also be printed on the front side of Rs. 10 notes.

5. The front sides will bear a windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत and ‘RBI’. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and the RBI emblem will be printed towards the right of Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait, said RBI.

6. The Ashoka Pillar emblem will be on the right side of the front side. The front side will also have electrotype (10) watermarks, besides Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait.

7. The front side will have a number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side of the Rs. 10 note.

8. The year of printing of the note will be inscribed on the back sides of the Rs. 10 notes, towards the left.

9. The back sides will also have a Swachh Bharat logo with slogan.

10. The reverse sides of the new Rs. 10 notes will have a language panel, motif of the Sun Temple and the Konark, and the denominational numeral १० written in Devnagari script.

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