| Issue of ₹ 100 banknotes with the inset letter ‘R’|
The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue ₹ 100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005, with the inset letter ‘R’ in both the number panels, bearing the signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, and the year of printing '2017' printed on the reverse of the banknote.
The design of these banknotes to be issued now are similar in all respects to the ₹ 100 banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi Series- 2005 issued earlier having ascending size of numerals in the number panels, bleed lines, and enlarged identification mark on the obverse. (Ref- Press Release No. 2016-2017/1427 dated December 6, 2016).
All the banknotes in the denomination of ₹ 100 issued by the Bank in the past will continue to be legal tender.
Press Release : 2016-2017/2086