The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday announced that a new denomination of Rs 200 will enter the banking system beginning August 25, 2017. In a statement issued, a day after the Finance Ministry confirmed the new denomination, the central bank said the new currency denomination and design would help in bettering transactions, in the replacement of soiled banknotes, inflation as well as in the need for combating counterfeiting. The note is yellowish-orange in colour.
For the visually impaired, the new ₹ 200 note will have intaglio or raised printing of the Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, the raised identification mark H with micro-text ₹ 200, four angular bleed lines with two circles in between the lines both on the right and left sides.
* The new ₹ 200 note will be in the dimensions of 66 mm × 146 mm