Vignette: Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi and Collage of Rhino, Elephant and Tiger on reverse. RESERVE BANK OF INDIA, GUARANTEED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT and Promise Text in Hindi and English. Signed by Governor in Hindi and English. 10 and DUS RUPAYE in Hindi in Central Denomination Panel. 10 on top corners. RBI seal in lower right corner and Ashoka Pillar on lower left corner. Red serial number on top right and lower left. M.K. Gandhi in Hindi and English below portrait and name changed to Mahatma Gandhi from Type 220.127.116.11 A. A floral see through register above Ashoka Pillar. Security thread on right half.
BHARATIYA RESERVE BANK in Hindi above the vignette. A collage of Rhino, Elephant and Tiger in centre. 10 in three corners. TEN RUPEES in lower right and DUS RUPAYE in Hindi in lower left. Language panel on left.
Obverse: RBI repeated beside portrait in a floral motif above and below in centre. Microtint of multi directional lines in geometric pattern visible under magnification within watermark window and on the left edge on reverse.
1 mm security Thread with RBI / BHARAT in Hindi alternatively read from both obverse and reverse.
Logo type 4.
Type 6 on reverse
Profile portrait of Mahatma Gandhi facing right. R/B/I in three lines in centre, bold 10 in the lower right corner.
13.8 x 6.3 cm.
- Special security features like intaglio printing, microprint, see through register, paper with fluorescent fibres Security thread with “Bharat” and “RBI” alternating, and identification marks for the visually impaired. Omron - anti photocopying feature and latent image added.
- The numeral 10, RBI Seal, Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait, RBI legend, Guarantee and promise text, Governor’s signature and Ashoka Pillar are printed by Intaglio process or raised printing.
|18.104.22.168 A||C. Rangarajan||A - K...||Released in June 1996. Without dot below Ja in RBI logo.|
|22.214.171.124 AA||C. Rangarajan||...K - W||Released in June 1996. With dot below Ja in RBI logo.|
|126.96.36.199 B||C. Rangarajan||L||A - W|
|188.8.131.52 C||C. Rangarajan||M||A - W|
|184.108.40.206 D||C. Rangarajan||R||A - R|
|220.127.116.11 A||Bimal Jalan||A||A - W||Henceforth, M. K. GANDHI expanded to ‘MAHATMA GANDHI’ below portrait on obverse.|
|18.104.22.168 B||Bimal Jalan||B||A - W|
|22.214.171.124 C||Bimal Jalan||L||A - W|
|126.96.36.199 D||Bimal Jalan||M||A - H|
|188.8.131.52 E||Bimal Jalan||N||A - W|
|184.108.40.206 F||Bimal Jalan||P||A - W|
|220.127.116.11 G||Bimal Jalan||Q||A - W|
|18.104.22.168 H||Bimal Jalan||R||A - W|
|22.214.171.124 I||Bimal Jalan||S||A - W|
|126.96.36.199 J||Bimal Jalan||T||A - P|
|188.8.131.52 A||Y. V. Reddy||A - W|
|184.108.40.206 B||Y. V. Reddy||A||A - W|
|220.127.116.11 C||Y. V. Reddy||R||A - W|
|18.104.22.168 D||Y. V. Reddy||S||A - G|