New Rs 200 currency note image, features and everything you should know

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced on Thursday that it will release the Rs 200 currency note as soon as on Friday. The new note belongs to the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series and will bear the signature of Urjit Patel, the Governor of the RBI. The new note contains the image of Mahatma Gandhi on the obverse side and a motif of Sanchi Stupa on the reverse side in order to depict the cultural heritage of India. RBI has kept The base colour of the note as Bright Yellow and it also has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. As per the press release issued by RBI, the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 200 issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender.

The Rs 200 note was introduced as a near variation of the Renard Series in their currency system. As per this system currency, denominations should be in the ratio of 1:2 and 1: 2.5. This means that a denomination should be twice its preceding denomination. The optimal system of currency should enable the probability of proffering exact change. As per the currency denomination used in our country 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 2000, the Rs 200 note was the only missing link, as per the RBI.

The Reserve Bank of India will issue the new Rs 200 currency note on August 25. (Source: RBI)

Salient Features of the Rs 200 note
Obverse (Front)

  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, ₹ 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
  12. For visually impaired Intaglio or raised printing 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

Reverse (Back)

  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 Dimension
  6. Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm × 146 mm


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