Important Facts about Indian Currency, Free Study Material, Download Pdf

Indian Currency: If you are aspiring to sit for any Govt exam this year, you need to start preparing right now.As you know the competition is really very tough. So you need to prepare in a proper manner in order to succeed in Exams.

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In this article, we are covering Indian Currency. It is one of the most important topics for exams. We have also provided a pdf of Indian Currency for the candidate’s reference.

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Indian Currency: The 1st use of paper currency found in china (806 AD)

Indian Currency During 1540-1545

Silver coin- issued by Sher Shah Suri. It remained in use during the Mughal period, Maratha era, and British India.

Indian Currency During 1770-1832

Earliest paper rupees issued by Bank of Hindustan, Bank of Bengal, Bank of Bombay and Bank of Madras.

The paper currency act of 1861 gave the British govt. the monopoly to issue notes in India.

Indian Currency During 1935-2016

1 April 1935 – RBI Establishment

Reserve bank of India is setup.

RBI act 1934- section 22- power to RBI

On January 1938

1st note of Rs 5 issued by the RBI

In Feb-June 1938

Rs 10, Rs 100, Rs 1000 and Rs 10000 issued.

12th August 1946

Rs 500, Rs 1000 and Rs 10000 notes were demonetised to control black money.

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First post-independence coin issued.


Rs 1000, Rs 500 and Rs 10000 reintroduced


Rupee was decimalised and divided into 100 paise.

Aluminium one, two, three, five, and ten coin introduced


Size of notes reduced

16 Jan 1978

Denomination higher than rs. 100 demonetised again to control the menace of black money.


Stainless steel coins of 10, 25, 50 paise introduced


The mahatma Gandhi series of notes issued.

July 2010

New symbol ‘Rs’ is officially adopted. It was given by Uday kumar.


25 paise coin and all paise coins below it demonetised

Nov 2016

Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes discontinued and new Rs. 500 and Rs. 2000 notes Introduced.

New Notes in Indian Currency System

2000 Rupees NOTE

Colour- Magenta

Images- Mangalyaan

Logo- Swachh Bharat 2000 Rupees NOTE


Language- 17

Size- 66 mm * 166 mm

Printed- 8 nov 2016

500 Rupees NOTE

Colour- Stone Grey

Images- Red Fort

Logo- Swachh Bharat Aabhiyaan

Language- 17

Size- 66 mm * 150 mm

Printed- 8 nov 2016

50 Rupees NOTE

Colour- Fluorescent Blue

Images- Hampi with chariot

Logo- Swachh Bharat Aabhiyaan

Language- 17

Size- 66 mm * 135 mm

Printed- 18 Aug 2017

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10 Rupees NOTE

Colour- Chocolate Brown

Images- Sun Temple, Konark

Logo- Swachh Bharat Aabhiyaan

Language- 17

Size- 63 mm * 123 mm

Printed- 5 Jan 2018

200 Rupees NOTE

Colour- Light Yellow

Images- Sanchi ka stup

Logo- Swachh Bharat Aabhiyaan

Language- 17

Size- 66 mm * 146 mm

Printed- 25 Aug 2017


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