The new note remains same in height of 63mm as the current ten rupee note, however, its width will be 123 mm, slightly less than the 137 mm width of the old note.
The reverse of the note will bear a motif of the Konark Sun Temple, which is another striking feature. The image of fauna of India – rhinoceros, elephant and tiger are imprinted on the existing ten rupee note.
The new note bearing the signature of Reserve Bank of India governor Urjit Patel will be put into circulation shortly, the RBI said in a press release.
Geometric patterns, other designs aligning with the overall colour scheme can be seen on both sides of the note.
All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 10 issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender, said RBI.
Features of new Rs 10 note:
1. See through register with denominational numeral 10
2. Denominational numeral 10 in Devnagari
3. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre,
4. Micro letters 'RBI', Bharat (In Devnagri), ‘INDIA' and '10',
5. Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions Bharat (Devnagri) and RBI
6. Guarantee Clause, Governor's signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
7. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
8. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (10) watermarks
9. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.
10. Year of printing of the note on the left
11. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan,
12. Language panel
13. Motif of Sun Temple, Konark,
14. Denominational numeral 10 in Devnagari