It has been one hundred years since the British government introduced the one rupee note. In these hundred years, the one rupee note has traveled from the portrait of George V to the Mahatma Gandhi, Ashoka Pillar. Although the notes have changed many colors and shapes in this journey, these notes are always in the memory of the common man. Also, the price of such rare and old one rupee notes appears to be high.
Karan Solanki from Yerwada, who collects one hundred year history and travel notes of one rupee note, explained.
The British government first introduced the one rupee note on November 30, 1917. The note bears a portrait of George V. The note was printed on white paper. It has two types of watermarks. One rupee note was found in the number of twenty five notes like a checkbook. Twenty-three years later, on July 24, 1940, the one rupee note had a portrait of George V, and on July 24, 1944, a portrait of George VI.
The first one rupee note in independent India came into circulation on 12 August 1949. On this, Finance Secretary K. R. Signed by K. Menon. Then in 1950 and 1953, on a rupee note printed in violet, K. G. It was signed by Ambegaonkar. On a rupee note printed on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's birth centenary (October 2, 1969), there was a picture of Mahatma Gandhi. Income. G. It was signed by Patel. The printing of one rupee note was stopped after 1994 on the ground that the cost of printing one rupee note was increasing. After 22 years, in 2016, the printing of one rupee note has been started again.
Although the value of one rupee note is low in the Indian economy, old notes are gaining value in terms of coin and note collectors, Solanki said.