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 .
Posted on 26.06.2015:
The Reserve Bank of India has extended the date for the public to exchange their pre-2005 banknotes till December 31, 2015. It had, in December 2014, set the last date for public to exchange these notes as June 30, 2015.
Soliciting cooperation from members of public in withdrawing these banknotes from circulation, the Reserve Bank of India has urged them to deposit the old design notes in their bank accounts or exchange them at a bank branch convenient to them.
The Reserve Bank has further stated that the notes can be exchanged for their full value. It has also clarified that all such notes continue to remain legal tender.
Posted on 03.07.2015:
I picked up my first Ten rupee banknote issued in 2015, from a Mall yesterday.
Posted on 14.09.2015:
I collected a Rupees Ten Banknote yesterday issued with a "B" Inset this year.
Posted on 17.06.2016:
The following interesting Banknote with ascending Serial Number is from the collection of Jayant Biswas, who has acquired it today:
Rs. 10/- (Rs.Ten) Banknotes with ascending Serial Numbers are now in circulation. This Banknote has been issued with an "L" Inset and the Serial number "23B 294575" in the ascending Serial Number format. No other changes have been introduced on the Front of this denomination.
The Back of the above note exhibits no changes and is identical to previous issues. This Banknote has been issued in "2016".
With the RBI Governor Raghuram G. Rajan declining a second term as RBI Governor after the first week of September 2016 these Banknotes should become excellent Collector's items. So be on the lookout for such issues coming into your hands through general circulation.
Posted on 11.08.2016:
The following Banknote issued under the signature of present RBI Governor, Raghuram G. Rajan has an interesting combination of numerals on its Serial numbers:
There are two "44"s in the prefix and again two "44"s in the Serial number. May not qualify for a "fancy number" Banknote but nevertheless it is is quite interesting. From the collection of Jayant Biswas.
The Back of the above Banknote indicates that it is a recent one issued in "2016"
Posted on 09.11.2016:
The exchange facility is available at all Issue Offices of RBI and branches of commercial banks/RRBS/UCBs/State Co-op banks or at any Head Post Office or Sub-Post Office.
The ATMs will resume functioning from November 11, 2016 upon their recalibration to dispense bank notes of the denominations of Rs.50/-, Rs.100/- Rs.500/- and Rs.2,000/-
Further, so as to ensure customer convenience, banks are also advised to provide all cash withdrawal transactions at their ATMs free of cost to their customers till 30 Dec 2016. It has also been decided that banks may fix a limit of Rs 2000/- per day per card withdrawal limit at ATMs, for all their customers, till November 18, 2016.For deposits being made at Banks and other establishments, please note, that one will get upto ₹4000 per person in cash irrespective of the size of tender and anything over and above that will be receivable by way of credit to bank account.
The Front of the new Rs.2000/- Banknote which is now going to be in circulation wef 10.11.2016
The Back of the new Rs.2000/- Banknote shows the Mangalyaan which is the Mars Orbiter
The new denomination has the motif of the "Mangalayan" on the Back, which is India's first venture in inter-planetary space.
The base colour of the Banknote is magenta .
The Banknote has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both on the Front and Back.
The Front of the new Rs.500/- Banknote which is now going to be in circulation wef 10.11.2016
The Back of the new Rs.500/- Banknote shows the Red Fort in New Delhi
The salient features of the new Rs.500/- Banknotes are:
The new Banknote is different from the present series in colour, size, theme, location of security features and design elements.
The colour of the Banknote is stone-grey.
The Banknote has a pre-dominant new theme - Indian heritage site - Red Fort.
This is a handy chart showing the various dates and options available to the customers/depositors
This form is to be filled in , in case the demonetised currency is being deposited in a non-home Branch/Post Office.
Posted on 07.02.2017:
I have collected the following Banknote while getting a pollution control check on my car done. Got a "Near-Miss" on getting a fancy number Banknote:
Notice the number of "8s" on the serial number of this Banknote signed by the previous RBI Governor, Raghuram G.Rajan. Even the letter "H" is the 8th letter in the alphabet. A near miss, getting a "fancy number with all "8s"
The year of issue of this Banknote is "2013", which is also the year that Raghuram G. Rajan took over as RBI Governor in 2013
Posted on 15.05.2017:
Yesterday when I visited a nearby Provision store to collect some Dark chocolates, I asked the Assistant at the counter to whether she had any new Banknotes for my collection. She was quite knowledgeable about Indian currency and asked me straightaway, if I would like to have some of Urjit Patel signed Rs.10/- Banknotes. She immediately checked up the cash drawer and gave me five recently issued mint fresh pieces. Not only that, we discussed about how several customers were still trying to pass onto the store Y.V. Reddy and earlier RBI Governors signed Banknotes without the year of issue printed at the back, which have been withdrawn from circulation by RBI, almost a year ago, but she was wise to their "tricks". We had an interesting discussion on recent changes brought about in Rs.20/- and Rs.50/- Banknotes as well, along with the possibility of introduction of Rs.200/- denomination notes:
The Front of the Rs. 10/- (Rs.Ten) Banknote with ascending Serial Number signed by the present RBI Governor Urjit R. Patel are now in circulation. This Banknote has been issued with an "L" Inset and the Serial number "81B 423722" in the ascending Serial Number format. No other changes have been introduced on the Front of this denomination. The introduction of this Banknote in the Mahatma Gandhi series-2005 was notified vide a press release (no. 2017-2017/2399 dated 09.03.2017) by RBI. This Banknote is among the first few issues in the Rs.10/- denomination.
The Back of the above note exhibits no changes and is identical to previous issues. This Banknote has been issued in "2017".
Posted on 06.01.2018:
Reserve Bank of India has vide its Press Release 2017-2018/1848 dated 05.01.2018 announced that it will shortly issue Rs.10/- denomination Banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing the signature of Dr. Urjit R. Pate., RBI Governor.
The new denomination will bear the motif of the "Sun Temple, Konark" on the Back, depicting the country's cultural heritage.
The base colour of the Banknote is Chocolate Brown. The Banknote has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both on the Front and Back.
All the Banknotes in the denomination of RS.10/- issued by the RBI in the earlier Series will continue to be legal tender.
The salient features of the new Rs.10/- denomination Banknote are:
- See through register with denominational numeral 10
- Denominational numeral "10" in Devnagari/Hindi
- Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
- Micro letters "RBI", "Bharat" (in Hindi), "India" and "10"
- Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions "Bharat" (in Hindi/Devnagari) and "RBI
- Government Guarantee clause, Governor's signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi's portrait
- Ashok Pillar emblem on the right
-Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (10) watermarks
- Number panel with numerals growing from small to big (exploding font) on the top left side and bottom right side.
- Year of printing of the Banknote on the left
-"Swachh Bharat" logo with slogan
- Language panel
- Motif of Sun Temple
- Denominational numeral "10" in Devnagari.
The Dimensions of the Banknote will be 63 mm x 123 mm.
The redesigning of the Bank currency Notes in the lower denominations is part of a strategy to reduce the incidence of counterfeiting.
It is understood the RBI has printed around 1.0 billion (RS.100 crore) of the new currency in the Rs."10" denomination which will be released for circulation.
Posted on 07.03.2018:
We just returned from a wonderful trip to Bengaluru, Kerala and Tamil Nadu with our friends Ajit, Anu and Amma, for which separate posts are being created by Sumita.
I managed to acquire the following two Banknotes of the new design. The first one was collected at the Cloak-room of Padmanabha temple, details of which are as under:
The interesting aspect of this new Banknote is as pointed out by Sujit Agarwal, who is an avid Banknote, Coins and Stamps collector based in Pune, that although the RBI circular advising about the circulation of the Rs.10/- Banknotes of the new design was dated 05.01.2018, the Banknotes actually released into circulation bear the year of issue as 2017.
This Banknote was acquired by me at a petrol pump in Tamil Nadu, where although we did not understand each other's language much, I enquired from a lady attendant whether she had a new design Rs.10/- Banknote, as I was a Banknote collector. She signalled that she did not have one and shouted out to all the other attendants at the busy pump station.
All activity at the pump stopped and everyone began searching for a new design Banknote for me. Finally one of her lady colleagues managed to fish out the above Rs.10/- Banknote. I have never seen such "efficient" customer service on a totally unrelated subject to the Pump's line of work. I have been impressed no end.
Posted on 10.04.2018:
Yesterday, I was rather surprised that my vegetable vendors (a Farmer's Cooperative venture) had kept this Rs. 10/- Banknote which has been issued by RBI in 2018, for my collection:
and has been issued with a "Plain Inset" and exhibits all the design change features in this denomination issued under the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series Banknotes
Links to other posts on Indian Currency denominations on this blog:
11) Did-you-know-series-2-what-is-design-or focus of the picture at the back of circulating Currency Notes in India?
13) Introduction of a Rs.200/- Banknote wef 25.08.2017: Reasons for introduction, Necessity & convenience to Users