This August, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced an addition to its latest banknote series, which honours Mahatma Gandhi and was introduced earlier this year.
Aside from Gandhi, who was first commemorated on an RBI banknote in 1996, the new fluorescent-blue banknote depicts the Ashoka Pillar emblem on the obverse. The note also bears the signature of RBI Governor Dr. Urjit R. Patel, the Swachh Bharat logo and slogan; as well as a motif of the stone chariot of Hampi on the reverse. Also included on the 50-rupee note—as well as all other new rupee notes—is the symbol for the Indian rupee, which was unveiled in July 2012.
All other 50-rupee notes issued by RBI in the earlier Gandhi series will remain legal tender.
For more information, visit rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=41412.