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Indian 10-rupee note

Ten rupees
Value INR10
Width 137 mm
Height 63 mm
Security features Secure thread, latent image, micro-lettering, intaglio print, fluorescent ink, optically variable ink, watermark, and see through register.[1]
Years of printing June 1996 – present
Design Mahatma Gandhi
Design date 1996
Design Fauna of IndiaRhinoceros, elephant, tiger
Design date 1996

The Indian 10-rupee banknote (INR10) is a common denomination of Indian currency. It has been issued and had been in circulation since colonial times, and in continuous production since Reserve Bank of India took over the functions of the controller of currency in India in 1923.[2]

History of the 10-rupee banknote

Ten-rupee note issued by the Reserve Bank of India from 1937 to 1943.
Ten-rupee note issued by the Reserve Bank of India from 1937 to 1943.

Present design

The INR10 note was one of the first notes introduced by the Reserve Bank in the Mahatma Gandhi series in 1996.[3]

Security features

The security features of the 10-rupee banknote includes a windowed security thread that reads 'भारत' (Bharat in the Devanagari script) and 'RBI' alternately. The white field contains a watermark of Mahatma Gandhi that is a mirror image of the main portrait. The banknote also has raised text or intaglio. In addition the paper contains embedded fluorescent fibers. Since 2005 additional security features like machine-readable security thread, electrotype watermark, and year of print appears on the bank note.


  1. ^ "Are there any special features in the banknotes of Mahatma Gandhi series- 1996?". Your Guide to Money Matters. Reserve Bank of India. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "India Paper Money A Retrospect". Republic India Issues. Reserve Bank of India. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mahtma Gandhi (MG) Series 1996". Your Guide to Money Matters. Reserve Bank of India. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
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