After launching the new denomination currencies Rupees 2000 and Rupees 200, RBI recently released the images of Rupees 10 Note. It is worth mentioning that RBI also changed the looks of Rupees 500 and Rupees 50 Notes completely. And now, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is ready to replace the old 10 Rupees Notes with the new Chocolate Brown colored Notes.
In a notification, released by the RBI, said, “Will shortly issue the Rs 10 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi New Series, bearing the signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel.” Not only this, RBI added “All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 10 issued in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender.”
The new 10 Rupees Note will have a unique design, new features, and different dimensions. The biggest change is the color of Note. Now, in this section, we will tell you the difference between the old and the new Note, benefits of the new currencies and more.
10 Rupees Note First Look
As you can see in the image, the new 10 Rupees Note will have a Chocolate Brown colored layout. According to a report, RBI will shortly issue the Rs 10 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi new series bearing the signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel (Governor, Reserve Bank of India). Now if talk about the looks, the new Note will have the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi Ji at the centre of the front face. And you will also see Rs 10 written in Devanagari script.
Difference between the new & old Notes
Here we will tell you the difference between the new and the old Rupees 10 Note. Let’s take a look
- The major difference between the two Notes is the color. The new Note will have chocolate brown color instead of Orange and Pink color combination
- If we talk about the dimensions, the new Note will have the same height of 64 mm while the width is reduced by 14 mm. The new Note will have the width of 123 mm instead of 137 mm.
- The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi has shifted to centre
- See-through register with denominational numeral 10
- Latent image with denominational numeral 10
- Denominational numeral १० in Devanagari script
- “Reserve Bank of India” written in Hindi on the left top and in English on the right top side of the Note
- Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right
- Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side
- The back will have the design of a motif of Konark Sun Temple. As we already know, the old Notes has the image of Indian Fauna- Rhinoceros, Elephant, and Tiger
- Year of printing of the note on the left
- Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
- Language panel towards the centre
How to get Rs. 10 Currency Notes?
For now, RBI has just released the specimen image of the new 10 Rupees Note. There is no official declaration of the availability of these Notes. We will keep updating this section on a regular basis. You can subscribe to our website for the latest news and information. But you can get these Notes from:
- Financial Institutions ( Such as Banks)
- ATM Machines
- Main or Sub Post Offices
Why is RBI demonetizing the currency?
Focus continues on ensuring availability of clean notes and on strengthening the security features of bank notes. Given the volumes involved and costs incurred in the printing, transport, storage, and removal of unfit/soiled notes, the Reserve Bank is evaluating ways to extend the life of bank notes – particularly in lower denominations. For instance, considering the issue of Rs. 10 banknotes in plastic.
Paisa Bolta hai (Know your Bank Notes) Scheme
RBI is working on “Know your Bank Notes” scheme under which they are spreading the awareness about the Indian currency. According to RBI
- Currency Notes are the mirror of the nation’s rich and diverse culture
- The new design banknotes are distinctly different from the current Mahatma Gandhi Series of bank notes in color, size, and theme. The theme of the new series notes is India’s heritage sites.
- A few new other elements added in these notes are numerals in Devanagari and the logo of Swachh Bharat. The new notes also have design elements in myriad and intricate forms and shapes.
- While the security features in the current series of banknotes, such as a watermark, security thread, latent image of denomination numeral, denomination numeral in color-shifting ink, number panels, see-through register, electro-type, bleed lines, etc., continue to remain, their relative positions may have changed in the new design notes.