RBI to issue rupee 200 note on Friday


After the official announcement of  ₹ 50 note in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series on August 18, 2017, the Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) officially announced the introduction of  ₹ 200 note in bright yellow colour in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series on August 25, 2107. Both the notes bear the signature of Governor Urjit R. Patel. The base color of ₹ 200 note is bright yellow while that of ₹ 50 note is fluorescent blue.

The note has geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. The dimension of the new banknote will be 66 mm × 146 mm. For visually impaired it has an intaglio of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised Identification mark H with micro-text Rs 200, four angular bleed lines with two circles in between the lines both on the right and left sides.

The Obsereve and Reverse of the note will be depicting:


  1. See through register with denominational numeral 200
  2. Latent image with denominational numeral 200
  3. Denominational numeral २०० in Devnagari
  4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
  5. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘India’ and ‘200’
  6.  Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI with colour shift. Colour of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted
  7. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
  8. Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, Rs 200 in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right
  9. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
  10. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (200) watermarks
  11. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.


  1. Year of printing of the note on the left
  2. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
  3. Language panel
  4. Motif of Sanchi Stupa
  5. Denominational numeral २०० in Devnagari

Both the notes are expected to be in circulation soon and the images had already gone viral on the internet before it’s official announcement. The collectors are even found bidding openly on the new note so to have their hands on the note before rest of the public. Happiness can be be seen on the face of the collectors because they have now new beauties to add them to their collection. It is expected that by December ₹ 20 note will added to Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series.

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