Tuesday, July 20, 2010
2 Rupees Indian Banknote
The size of this banknote is 107 X 63 mm.On one side of the banknote we can see the value in Hindi left bottom, Reserve Bank of India monogram on top right hand side .The watermark is in a Oval shape window, Askokan Pillar is used as watermark with 6 wheels in background.Two rupees is written in13 Regional language on front of the Banknote.On the front side these words are signed by the Governor of the RBI."I promise to pay the bearer the sum of two rupees" in english and Hindi.On the reverse side we have the image of Indian Satellite ' Aryabhata 'in space.Aryabhata was India's first satellite, named after the great Indian astronomer of the same name. It was launched by the Soviet Union on 19 April 1975 from Kapustin Yar using a Cosmos-3M launch vehicle.To commemorate this achievement this image was printed on the two rupees note.
The cost of printing and servicing these notes was, not commensurate with their life. Printing of these notes was, therefore, discontinued.Production of 2 Rupees denomination was discontinued since February 1995 by Government of India