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100 Indian rupees note note front

100 Indian rupees note

+ General information for Indian Rupee

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Size: 73 x 157 mm 
Mahatma Gandhi Series
Introduced: 1996

100 indian rupees note front 100 indian rupees note reverse

Security features:

100 indian rupees specimen obverse

1.See through Register

100 indian rupees See through Register 100 indian rupees See through Register

The floral design printed both on the front (hollow) and back (filled up) in the middle of the vertical band next to the watermark window has the denominational numeral "100". Half the numeral is printed on the obverse and half on the reverse. Both the printed portions have an accurate back to back registration so that the numeral appears as one when viewed against light.

2. Watermerk

100 indian rupees Watermerk 100 indian rupees Watermerk

The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, the multi-directional lines and an electrotype mark showing the denominational numeral 100 appear in this section and these can be viewed better when the banknote is held against the light.

3. Fluorescence

100 indian rupees Fluorescence 100 indian rupees Fluorescence

Fluorescence number panels of the banknote are printed in fluorescentink. The banknote has optical fibres. Both can be seen when the banknote is viewed under ultraviolet light.

4. Security Thread

100 indian rupees Security Thread 100 indian rupees Security Thread

2 mm wide security thread with inscriptions " Bharat in the Devanagari script " and "RBI" and exclusive colour shift from green to blue when viewed from different angles. It will fluoresce in yellow on the reverse and the text will fluoresce on the obverse under ultraviolet light. The thread is visible as a continuous line from behind when held up against light.

5. Intaglio Printing

100 indian rupees Intaglio Printing 100 indian rupees Intaglio Printing

The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, the Reserve Bank seal, guarantee and promise clause, Ashoka Pillar emblem on the left, RBI Governor's signature on the banknote and the identification mark for the visually impaired persons are printed in intaglio, i.e, in raised prints, which can be felt by touch.

6.Latent Image

100 indian rupees Latent Image 100 indian rupees Latent Image

The vertical band contains latent image showing the numeral 100 when the banknote is held horizontally at eye level.

7. Microlettering

100 indian rupees Microlettering

The letters RBI and the numeral 100 can be viewed with the help of a magnifying glass in the zone between the Mahatma Gandhi portrait and the vertical band.

8. Identification mark

100 indian rupees Identification mark

A triangle with improved intaglio print that helps the visually impaired to identify the denomination.

9. Year of printing

100 indian rupees Year of printing

Year of printing appears on the reverse of the banknote.

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