first issued in 1954; demonetized on 16th january 1978 vignette of tanjore temple (now known as brihadeeswarar temple) at thanjavur in tamilnadu, south india on reverse. RESERVE BANK / OF INDIA in two lines below GUARANTEED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT. Signed by Governor ‘For THE RESERVE BANK of INDIA’. Ashoka Pillar in right window, Serial number in top right and lower left. ONE THOUSAND /RUPEES and EK HAJAAR / RUPAYA in Hindi in Central Denomination Panel. 1000 in top left, EK /HAJAAR /RUPAYA in Hindi in lower left. ONE / THOUSAND / RUPEES in lower right. Circle of issue below promise text in centre. 1000 in lower centre. Tiny ‘BHARAT’ in Hindi below watermark window and Ashoka Pillar window. Multi colour microtint in all four borders.
RESERVE BANK OF INDIA in centre, language panel on left window. Vignette of Tanjore temple in central panel with ‘TANJORE TEMPLE’ written in lower right. RBI seal in centre below. 1000 on top corners. EK HAJAAR RUPAYA in Hindi below left window and ONE THOUSAND RUPEES below watermark window.
Intertwined concentric circles with 1000 and RESERVE BANK OF INDIA beneath both serial number panels. RESERVE BANK OF INDIA repeated in five lines within Circle of Issue panel.
Type 4 on reverse
Ashoka Pillar on left. RESERVE BANK OF INDIA above and RESERVE BANK / OF / INDIA in three lines below it. Six links on top, ten links below connected to the eleven vertical links on the right and one link below connected to the eleven vertical links to the left.
20.3 X 12.7 cm.
The Tanjore Temple or Brihadeeswarar Temple also known as Thanjavur Temple at Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is the world’s first complete granite temple and a brilliant example of the major heights achieved by Cholas Kingdom Vishwakarmas in temple architecture. It is a tribute and a reflection of the power of its patron Raja Raja Chola I. It remains as one of the greatest glories of Indian architecture.The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Great Living Chola Temples”. Built in 1010 AD by Raja Raja Chola in The Temple also popularly known as the ‘Big Temple’ has turned 1000 years in 2010.
|Type No.||Signature||Office of Issue||Prefix||Remark|
|6.9.1 A||B. Rama Rau||Bombay||A||Released on 1st April 1954|
|6.9.1 B||B. Rama Rau||Calcutta||H|
|6.9.1 C||B. Rama Rau||Delhi||X|
|6.9.1 D||B. Rama Rau||Kanpur||U|
|6.9.1 E||B. Rama Rau||Madras||Q|