The undernoted images are of a ten rupee Banknote issued with the front-facing image of George VI, signed by C.D. Deshmukh, from the collection of Jayant Biswas, a leading numismatist and currency collector based in Pune.
The image of a ten rupee note issued during Dr.C.Rangarajan’s tenure with an”A” Inset in the serial number.
The Front of a Note issued during the tenure of Dr. Bimal Jalan, with a "B" Inset.
The Back of the above Banknote does not display the Year of issue.
Note issued with an "M" Inset.
Back of the Note issued with "B" Inset in 2011. It is similar to the back of all the Notes depicted above.
Another ten rupee note picked up by me at the Food Court of a leading Shopping Mall in my area, exhibiting the "star" * in the number panel with a "P" Inset , again issued in 2010.
The value of such notes in mint condition increases substantially from say, about 7-10 times the face value, to about a few thousands of rupees , depending on its value for collectors and the serial number it contains/ Inset etc.
Posted on 24.12.13:
Raghuram Govinda Rajan has taken over from Dr. D.Subba Rao as Reserve Bank of India Governor wef 04.09.2013. It was announced by RBI that ten rupee Banknotes signed by him will be released in October 2013, however, these Banknotes bearing his signatures got released for general circulation in November 2013. I had been on the lookout for acquiring one of these early releases. My opportunity came today when I obtained the undernoted Banknote today from my brother-in-law Mr. Dipak Mukherjee who had got this Banknote in general circulation. There are rumours afloat in Numismatic/currency collectors circles that with the doubling of minting capacity of the Mumbai mint shortly, ten rupee coins may replace the ten rupee Banknotes. If this is indeed so, then, these could be the last few ten rupee Banknote issues signed by any RBI Governor.
The Front of the Banknote bearing Raghuram G. Rajan's signatures issued with a Plain Inset in 2013.
The Front of the Banknote bearing Raghuram G. Rajan's signatures issued with an "L" Inset in 2013.
The Back of the above Banknote showing the year of issue as 2013.
Posted on 23.01.2014:
Reserve Bank of India has now decided to withdraw all currency notes issued prior to 2005, without specifically mentioning that these Banknotes will cease to be legal tender. From April 2014 all Banks will accept and exchange pre-2005 Banknotes. These Banknotes are easily identified by the absence of the year of printing on the Back of the Note. RBI estimates that the maximum number of fake currency Banknotes are from the period prior to 2005. From 01.07.2014, to exchange more than 10 pieces of Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- banknotes, non-customers will have to furnish identity and address proof to the Bank Branch. However, it is expected that later on RBI will issue a communication advising users the final date upto which Banknotes prior to 2005 will be accepted by the Bank.
Therefore, please start examining the year of issue"at the back of the currency Notes passing through your hands, so as not to face the inconvenience of going to a Bank Branch for returning the currency issued prior to 2005.
While this is a welcome step, RBI needs to have a policy in place to take the remaining counterfeit Banknotes issued after 2005, like changing/revamping the Front and Back designs, adding more effective security features etc. so as not to put users at risk of accepting counterfeit currency Banknotes.
Posted on 03.03.2014:
Posted on 14.05.2014:
The present RBI Governor Raghuram G. Rajan's signed Banknotes still continue to be scarce in general circulation. I happened to collect the undernoted Banknote during shopping at a Mall today:
The Front of the Banknote bearing the present RBI Governor, Raghuram G. Rajan's signatures issued in 2014 having an "L" Inset.
The Back of the above Banknote showing the year of issue as 2014. This is the first Banknote in any denomination which I have collected from general circulation which is issued in 2014. Although it is slightly worn out with rough usage, I could'nt help it but place it on this post.
Posted on 07.07.14:
Posted on 14.07.14:
The above is an image of the Front of a Banknote signed by Raghuram G. Rajan, RBI Governor, issued with an "A" Inset in 2014
The Back of the above Banknote showing the year of issue as 2014. Notice that this Banknote issued very recently, has, also, become badly soiled with just a little bit of circulation.
Posted on 31.12.14:
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the deadline for turning in pre-2005 Banknotes to 30.06.2015. While these Banknotes would be treated as legal tender upto this period, but RBI would destroy them as and when they come into Bank branches.
RBI has sought the general public’s cooperation and urged them to deposit the old design Banknotes in their Bank accounts or exchange them at a bank branch convenient to them.
RBI has further mentioned that the Banknotes can be exchanged for their full value till this date. Check out all your Banknotes and deposit all such Banknotes (i.e. without the year of issue printed at the back) at convenient Bank branches before the scheduled date.
Posted on 25.01.15:
The Back of the above Banknote showing the year of issue as 2014.
Posted on 14.02.15:
The above is an image of the Front of a Banknote signed by Raghuram G. Rajan, RBI Governor, issued with an "M" Inset in 2014 which I collected at a shopping mall. It is rather soiled, as such I will have to replace it with a mint condition Banknote as & when I receive one.
The Back of the above Note showing the year of issue as 2014.
Posted on 17.02.15:
Today I have acquired my first Star Series banknote containing a “star” * in the number panel, issued during the tenure of RBI Governor Raghram G. Rajan issued in 2014 with an “A” Inset, collected for me from general circulation by Krishna.
The Front of the Star Series Banknote bearing the serial number 28A*317794, with the Inset "A" bearing the signatures of the present RBI Governor Raghuram G. Rajan.
The Back of the above Banknote, showing the year of issue as 2014.
Posted on 27.02.2015:
The above is an image of the Front of a Banknote signed by Raghuram G. Rajan, RBI Governor, issued with an "S" Inset in 2014, contributed for my collection by Dennis & Maggie who are visiting us at Pune .
Links to other Posts on Indian Currency Notes on this blog:
1)Did you know Series (1): Assists for identification of Currency Notes by visually challenged users.
2)Did-you-know-series-(2)-what-is-design-or focus of the picture at the back of Currency Notes in circulation in India?
3)Classification and Valuation of Rs.1000/- Notes
4)Classification and Valuation of Rs.500/- Notes
5)Classification and Valuation of Rs.100/- Notes
6)Classification and Valuation of Rs.20/- Notes
7)Classification and Valuation of Rs.5/- Notes
8)Did you Know series (18): Are you carrying a Fake Rs.500/- Banknote in your Purse?: A comprehensive study.