RBI to Issue New 100 Rs. Note – Check Size / Colour / Design & Details

Published Date - 21 July 2018 02:05:10 Updated Date - 21 July 2018 02:12:09

A new version of Rs. 100 banknote will be out soon. The new Rs. 100 banknote, which will be in the dimension of 66 mmx142, mm will be printed in lavender, according to a press release issued by Reserve Bank of India (RBI). RBI  is going to issue new Rs. 100 Note from August 2018. This New RBI 100 Rs. Note will be smaller in size with lavender (baingni) colour and will contain motif of “Rani ki VAV” at the back. This 100 rupees note will possess advanced security features and will depict country’s cultural heritage. Most importantly, the old notes will also remain a legal tender even after the introduction of new Rs. 100 bank notes.

According to reports, old Rs 100 note will not stop and they will be continued in the circulation, and the printing of the new notes have been started in the printing press of Dewas. The new design was given final shape at the printing press, where Rs 2000 note are also printed.

The ink and paper used in the printing of the new note will be from our country, and no foreign ink will be used, reports claim. However, once the new notes arrive, the ATM setting will have to be changed once again because the size of this note will be different. And this will be the fourth time when banks have to make changes to their ATMs. Earlier, there changes had to be made for new notes of 2000, 500 and 200 rupees.

Obverse (Front Side)

  1. See through register with denominational numeral 100
  2. Latent image with denominational numeral 100
  3. Denominational numeral १०० in Devnagari
  4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
  5. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘India’ and ‘100’
  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. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
  9. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (100) watermarks

10. Number panel with numerals in ascending font on the top left side and bottom right side

11. For visually impaired intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised triangular identification mark with micro-text 100, four angular bleed lines both on the right and left sides

Reverse (Back)

12.Year of printing of the note on the left

13. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan

14. Language panel

15. Motif of RANI KI VAV

16. Denominational numeral १०० in Devnagari

RBI 100 Rs. Note (New) – Size / Colour / Design & Features

The important features regarding size, colour, design of RBI New Rs. 100 Note are as follows:-

  • Size – The size of New 100 Rs. Note is 66 mm * 142 mm. New Rs. 100 Note by RBI is smaller in size as compared to the old Rs. 100 Note. The New 100 Rs. Note is made similar to the size of new Rs. 500 Notes.
  • Colour – This time RBI has released the New Notes of Rs. 100 in Lavender (Baingni) Colour.
  • Design – New 100 rupee notes has various geometric patterns on it. 100 is also written in Devanagri and the year of printing is mentioned. These 100 rupees notes have Ashoka Stambh on the right side and contains ‘Rani ki Vava at the back. 
  • Old Rs. 100 Notes – Old notes will continue to run till the time the new notes reaches all banks and ATMs for circulation in the country.

These notes also possess various security features and have a attractive look. Previously, RBI had issued Rs. 2000, Rs. 500, Rs. 200 and Rs. 50 note.


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