Rs. 200 Notes Launched Today By RBI: All You Need To Know


The RBI on Thursday has released the new Rs 200 notes, as from today onwards (Friday) it will make easier for consumers to carry out transactions as there was a troublesome shortage of smaller denomination currency in the system.

On the second day after the announcement by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley the bright yellow coloured notes will hit the market just that the government has given go-ahead to the RBI to issue the new currency bill.

The RBI said the height of the note would be the same as the new Rs 500 notes that were issued post demonetisation. However, the width will be much less. “Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm x 146 mm,”  and the base colour of the 200 Rs note is bright yellow, reminiscent of the now discontinued Rs 2 note.

“The Reserve Bank of India on August 25, 2017 said that it will issue ₹ 200 denomination banknotes 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.

The State Bank of India Ecowrap report Last month saying that it they will soon introduction of Rs 200 note will fill in the “missing middle” even as the new currency in circulation (CIC) has already reached 84 per cent of the pre-demonetisation level and the new denomination has Motif of Sanchi Stupa on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage,” the release said.

You need to know about the new 200 currency notes, as it is issued for reducing the burden on the Rs 100 note. The new currency note that is being issued and the salient features of the currency notes are as following:

Obverse (Front)

  • See through register with denominational numeral 200
  • Latent image with denominational numeral 200
  • Denominational numeral २०० in Devnagari
  • Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
  • Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘India’ and ‘200’
  • Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI with colour shift. When the note is tilted the Colour of the thread changes from green to blue.
  • And some Guarantee featured Clause are Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
  • In colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom rightDenominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, ₹ 200
  • On the right Ashoka Pillar emblem
  • Portrait and electrotype (200) watermark of Mahatma Gandhi
  • On the top left side and bottom right side, Number panel with numerals growing from small to big

For visually impaired: It consist of raised printing of the following things

  • Mahatma Gandhi portrait
  • Ashoka Pillar emble
  • 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

Reverse (Back)

  • On the left Year of printing of the note
  • Logo with slogan of Swachh Bharat
  • Language panel
  • Motif of Sanchi Stupa
  • Denominational numeral २०० in Devnagari Dimension


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