1st issued in 1938. Withdrawn from circulation on 27th October 1957. Printed on white, machine made paper. Serial number in red. RESERVE BANK OF INDIA on top and GUARANTEED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT below it. Portrait of King George VI in right window. 10 in three corners. Signed by GOVERNOR FOR THE / RESERVE BANK / OF INDIA in lower left. Red serial number in top right. TEN RUPEES in Central Denomination Panel with a banana tree in foreground and lake and hills in background. TEN RUPEES in relief beside signature panel.
RESERVE BANK OF INDIA on top, TEN RUPEES below. RBI logo divides two elephants with Mahout. Language panel to left. TEN RUPEES in relief above elephants and relief RUPEES / 10 in right window.
Obverse: RUPEES/ TEN 10 TEN in concentric circles in the upper and lower edges within promise text panel. Numeral 10 in serial number panel within a diamond pattern. Reverse: RUPEES and 10 in ornated pattern within watermark window.
Profile portrait of King George VI facing right. In the centre TEN RUPEES / RESERVE BANK / OF / INDIA / TEN RUPEES in five lines.
Some notes of this type were overprinted for intended circulation in Burma and were never issued
|4.5.1||J.B. Taylor||A - H||Issued first in February 1938|
|4.5.2||C.D. Deshmukh||H, J||Issued first from Calcutta, 29th February 1944|