Indian Notes welcomes you to the website.
This website is dedicated to all Indian Currency notes collectors. The aim
of this website is to provide all collectors with the best information on Indian
Bank Notes. This website has extensive information, detailed
checklists and thousands of pictures with explanations. It also provides a
discussion board and a classified section where you will be able to post an ad
to buy or sell a coin. Constructive criticisms and suggestions are welcome. Good
luck browsing the website.
Thank you for visiting
www.indian-notes.com. We thank Mr
Kishore Jhunjhunwala for 5000, 10000 and Haj 100 rupees note scans. Please refer
to his book Indian Paper Money (ISBN 81-901068-1-3) for details.
Rupee is the official currency of India. The distribution & handling is done
by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). All bank notes of India carry the signature of Reserve Bank
of India's Governor's signature except the 1 Rupee note which has the Finance
secretary's signature. The first Finance Secretary was KRK Menon and the first
RBI governor was CD Deshmukh. The Rupee note ceased to be in existence in 1994.
Similarly the 2 Rupees notes printing was stopped in 1995 for economical reasons
during the reign of C Rangarajan. The printing of 5 Rupees has been on and off
and most likely will be discontinued soon. In the past they also had 5000 and
10000 Rupees notes and they were discontinued during the emergency period in
1970's. With increased security features we may see the return of these
denomination notes. Each bank note carries a promissory statement from the RBI
governor. Each note has several security features. To learn more about the
click here. Because of the diverse nature of India, each bank note has the
value depicted on the front and back in several languages. Currently the
denominations of the notes that are in circulation include 5, 10, 20, 50, 100,
500, and 1000. You may still come across some 1 and 2 rupees notes. From 1935 to
1975, notes were printed only at Nasik printing Press, in Maharashtra. Since 1975
they started printing in various other places like Dewas in Madhyapradesh,
Mysore in Karnataka, and Salboni in West Bengal. Please click on each tab on the
left sided menu to learn more about the security press, features, Governor's and
This website has been classified into three sections. 1 Rupee notes, 2-10,000
Rupees notes and Haj & Gulf notes. Most of the notes have a accompanying picture
that will be uploaded soon. Please note that most notes from S Malhotra to Y V
Reddy carry the same serial number 888888, but the insets are different. This
probably the largest collection of bank notes with same number with different
insets, denominations and governors. To browse each section, click on the
checklist, then on each section where a drop down menu with further guide you.
2-10,000 notes are arranged by governor. 1 Rupee notes are arranged by year.