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Your Rs10 will have more security

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday said it will shortly issue new Rs 10 denomination currency notes, while clarifying that the old Rs 10 notes will also remain valid.

"The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue Rs 10 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005 with inset letter 'L' in both the number panels, bearing the signature of Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, and the year of printing '2017' printed on the reverse of the banknote," a release issued by the apex bank said.

"All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 10 issued by the bank (RBI) in the past will continue to be legal tender," it clarified.

Among other features, numerals on both the panels will be in ascending size from left to right.

    • A windowed security thread that reads 'भारत' (Bharat in the Devanagari script) and 'RBI' alternately.
    • Watermark of Mahatma Gandhi that is a mirror image of the main portrait.
    • The number panel of the banknote is printed in embedded fluorescent fibers and optically variable ink.
    • Since 2005 additional security features like machine-readable security thread, electrotype

Know More about Rs10 note

1.As like the other Indian rupee banknotes, the ₹10 banknote has its amount written in 17 languages. On the obverse, the denomination is written in English and Hindi. On the reverse is a language panel which displays the denomination of the note in 15 of the 22 official languages of India. The languages are displayed in alphabetical order. Languages included on the panel are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

2.The ₹10 banknote of the Mahatma Gandhi Series is 137 × 63 mm Orange-violet coloured, with the obverse side featuring a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi with a signature of the governor of Reserve Bank of India. It has the Braille feature to assist the visually challenged in identifying the currency. The reverse side features a motif of a Rhinoceros, an elephant and a tiger, all together as Fauna of India.

3.The 10-rupee banknote has been issued and had been in circulation since colonial times, and in continuous production since Reserve Bank of India took over the functions of the controller of currency in India in 1923.

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