Picture: RBI to issue new Rs 10 notes soon, old notes to remain legal tender
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI on Friday announced the introduction of a new Rs 10 denomination notes. The new note is designed in the base colour of chocolate brown and has the motif of the Konark Sun Temple in Odisha on the reverse.
“RBI will shortly issue Rs 10 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Governor Urjit R. Patel. All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 10 issued by the RBI in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender,” a release issued by RBI said.
Among salient features of the new note, the number panel on the note has the size of numerals growing from left to right. In March 2017, the RBI had announced plans to issue new 10 rupee notes. The last change in design in the Rs 10 note was made in 2005.
Following the demonetisation of high-value currency in November 2016, the RBI issued new Rs 2,000 notes and redesigned Rs 500 ones.