RBI to issue new series of Rs 20 denomination depicting India’s cultural heritage

After the last month’s government announcement of introducing Rs 20 coins shaped like a 12 edged polygon with design of grains to depict the country’s agricultural dominance, the Reserve Bank of India on Saturday has notified that it will shortly issue new series of banknotes denominating Rs 20.

“The new Rs 20 note will feature a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi on the front and a motif of the Ellora caves on the back, depicting the country’s cultural heritage”, the central bank said in its statement. It also said that the base colour of the note will be greenish yellow bearing the signature of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.

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However, in the further announcement, the bank cleared that all the banknotes in the said denomination of the earlier series will continue to be legal tender. The dimensions of the bank note will be 6.3 cm by 12.9 cm.

Other features of the note include the Swacch Bharat logo with the slogan on the reverse, windowed demetalised security thread with the inscriptions Bharat and RBI and Ashoka Pillar emblem on the front.


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