Sunday, December 18, 2011

Old Indian Currencies

Green Underprint - Rupees Five Hundred

Green Underprint - Rupees Five

Red Underprint - Rupees Fifty

Rupees Fifty

Rupees One Thousand

The Bank's issues to January 1938 when the first Five Rupee note was issued bearing the portrait of George VI
 Rupees Five - First Note issued by Reserve Bank of India

This was followed by Rs 10 in February, Rs 100 in March and Rs 1,000 and Rs 10,000 in June 1938.
Rupee One - Hundred

Rupee One - Thousand
In August 1940, the one-rupee note was reintroduced, once again as a war time measure, as a Government note with the status of a rupee coin.

Rupees One Reverse

Rupees Two

As an added security feature, the security thread was introduced for the first time in India.

George VI Profile
The George VI series continued till 1947 and thereafter as a frozen series till 1950 when post independence notes were issued.


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