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Indian 50-rupee note

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Indian 50-rupee note

Fifty rupees
Value INR50
Width 147 mm
Height 73 mm
Security features Secure thread, latent image, micro-lettering, intaglio print, fluorescent ink, watermark, and see through register.[1]
Years of printing November 1975 – present
Design Mahatma Gandhi
Design date 1975
Design Indian Parliament
Design date 1975

The Indian 50-rupee banknote (INR50) is a denomination of Indian currency. It was first introduced by the Reserve Bank of India in 1975. The first 50-rupee notes had the ashoka stambha; this was replaced by a watermark of Mahatma Gandhi in 1996.[2]

Present design

Security features

The security features of the 50-rupee banknote includes a fully embedded security thread that reads 'भारत' (Bharat in the Devanagari script) and 'RBI' alternately. It also includes a latent image of the value of the banknote on the vertical band next to the right hand side of Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait. The white field contains a watermark of Mahatma Gandhi that is a mirror image of the main portrait. In addition, the number panel of the banknote is printed in fluorescent and the paper contains embedded fluorescent fibers.


  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. ^ Republic India Issues Reserve Bank of India.
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