Saturday, July 26, 2014

1996 India 100 Rupees Bill, Inset A

Someone left this behind in a tip jar but the cashiers did not want it so I got it. It is the 1996 series 100 Rupees bill. The Inset A is the place it was printed, although not fully known it is suspected to be from the Mysore (Karnataka) printing press.

This was one of the first in the Mahatma Gandhi series. The obverse has the serial numbers in this case 0FA 744668, which is almost always 1 number, 2 letters, a a space, then 6 numbers. Unless it is a star note then the space gets replaced by a star. There are the typical security features like micro-printing, a Mahatma Gandhi watermark as well as an angled latent image in that white space.

The inset A is under the top serial numbers. If blank then it would be an earlier issue maybe June 1996 when these notes were first introduced. These are undated but can be identified as an early note by the Governor C Rangarajan at the bottom center. Since 2005 they have added the series date.

On the left hand side is a black triangle that is made with intaglio printing so it is raised slightly. This is to aid the visually impaired and each Indian note has a different geometric shape to identify the denomination.

The reverse has the Himalayas and more design elements.  The colors are muted but I am not sure if it is because it is old or it was made that way. Because of India's population billions of these were made so they may never become rare or scarce.

Here's the stats for this bill...
Type/Country: 100 Rupees / India
Year: 1996
Printings: Unknown
Printed: Unknown
Run: Unknown 
Value:  $1.67 in Fine

Do you have an Indian note and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

2 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Aussie Kid said...

Got some Australian Paper notes and would like to know the value:

Johnston/Fraser %5: PUA 445405
Johnston/Fraser$10: UHT 121129
Johnston/Fraser $100: ZBZ 238361

Thanks :) All in VF to EF condition.

Man said...

Australian Paper notes and would like to know the value:

Johnston/Fraser $5: PUA 445405 about $10.00
Johnston/Fraser $10: UHT 121129 about $12.00
Johnston/Fraser $100: ZBZ 238361 about $100.00

The larger notes are more common and more have survived in high grades.