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Things To Know About The New Rs 20 Bank Note


The Reserve Bank of India will soon come up with Rs 20 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005, with the letter 'R' in both the number panels.


The latest note will have signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, and the year of printing '2016' printed on the reverse of the banknote.

Things To Know About The New Rs 20 Bank Note

5 things to know about your latest Rs 20 bank notes:

Ascending font

The numerals in both the number panels will be in ascending size from left to right. While, the first three alpha-numeric characters will remain constant in size.

Intaglio printing

"The numeral "20", RBI seal, Mahatma Gandhi's portrait, RBI legend, Guarantee and promise clause, Governor's signature, Ashoka Pillar emblem which were hitherto printed in intaglio are now being printed in offset without any raised printing", the RBI said.

Also, rectangular identification mark on the left of the banknote has been removed.


While there is no change in the colour at the reverse, the colour at the obverse is lighter which is due to removal of intaglio printing.

Latent Image

The vertical band on the right side of the Mahatma Gandhi's portrait contained a latent image showing the denominational numeral "20".The latent image was visible only when the banknote was held horizontally at eye level. This feature is no longer present, the RBI said


There is no change in the reverse of the banknote.

However, all the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 20 issued by the Bank in the past will continue to be legal tender.

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