New Delhi, May 21: The Reserve Bank of India on Monday said it will soon issue new Rs 10 notes bearing the signature of Governor Shaktikanta Das. The design of the new Rs 10 notes is similar in all respects to Rs 10 currency earlier issued in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, RBI said. The only difference is that the new Rs 10 notes bear the signature of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.
"All banknotes in the denomination of Rs 10 issued by the Reserve Bank in the past will continue to be legal tender," the central bank said. After introducing new Rs 2,000 notes and colourful Rs 200, Rs 50 notes, the RBI had issued Rs 10 notes in chocolate brown colour under the Mahatma Gandhi series last year. The chocolate brown-coloured Rs 10 notes have the same height as the previous one at 63mm. The width, however, is lesser at 123mm. RBI Exploring Mobile Phone-based Solution to Help Visually Impaired Identify Banknotes.
On the front of Rs 10 notes, the denominational numeral 10 is written in Devanagari script, with the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi right at the centre (the earlier note had Gandhi on the right). The reverse side of the note carries a motif of Konark Sun Temple instead of the rhinoceros, tiger and elephant. New Rs 50 Currency Note in Sea-Green Colour Bearing Signature of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das Issued.
The new Rs 10 note has the windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘Bharat’. The note has the year of printing on the left along with the Swacch Bharat logo with slogan.