Ever wondered exactly what kind of security features are embedded in the cash you carry?
If you live in India, you no longer have to wonder.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has posted a comprehensive list of security features on its Mahatma Gandhi Series banknotes on its website.
The Gandhi Series has been in production since 1996.
Though India’s currency is currently printed on a traditional cotton and paper blend of banknote paper, the RBI has announced earlier this month that it will begin a test-run of manufacturing polymer banknotes in 2010 to combat both the cost of replacing worn bills and counterfeiting.
Only the ten rupee banknotes will be printed on polymer paper.