Five Rupee Note - Part One

This article is a series of 4 Posts.
Part 1: Gives the details of Rs 5 Notes signed by B Ramarau, HVR Iyengar, PC Bhattacharya, LK Jha, BN Adarkar.
Part 2: Gives the details of Rs 5 Notes signed by S Jagannathan, KR Puri, M Narasimham, IG Patel, Manmohan Singh
Part 3: Gives the details of Rs 5 Notes signed by Amitav Ghosh, RN Malhotra, S Venkitaramanan, C Rangarajan, Bimal Jalan
Part 4: Gives the details of Rs 5 Notes signed by YV Reddy, D Subbarao



B Ramarau English Only
The first Rs 5 note after independence continued with the older design of antelopes at the back, except that the design was tweaked a bit. The value was written only in English.
Prefix: A-D
Size: 73x127
IPM: C1






B Ramarau Incorrect Hindi, Rupya
Beginning with this issue, denomination was written in Hindi as well. There was a debate as to the correct plural of  Rupee in Hindi, initially it was thought that it should be "Ya", but was finally settled to "ye". Hence all the notes signed by B Rama Rau come in 3 versions, English Only, Incorrect Hindi and Corrected Hindi.
Prefix: A-N
Size: 73x127
IPM: C2
Notice the Hindi word "Panch Rupya" in the center below the Five Rupees. The correct word should be "ye", see the next image.




B Ramarau Correct Hindi, Rupye

The value in correct Hindi.
Prefix: P-R
Size: 73x127
IPM: C3



Image Credits: eBay Seller Philaimpex

HVR Iyengar, No Inset
Prefix: R-Y
Size: 73x127
IPM: C4





HVR Iyengar, A Inset
Prefix:A-R
Size: 73x127
IPM: C5





PC Bhattacharya, A Inset
Prefix:S-Y
Size: 73x127
IPM: C6





PC Bhattacharya, B Inset
Prefix: A-E
Size: 73x127
IPM: C7


PC Bhattacharya No Inset
The Size of the notes was reduced and Smaller Notes were introduced. This was for all denominations including Rs 100 and Rs 10 that were reduced in size.
Prefix: A-F
Size: 63x117
IPM: C8



LK Jha, No Inset
Prefix: F-Q
Size: 63x117
IPM: C9





LK Jha, Special Gandhi Issue
On the occasion of Birth Centenary of Mahatma Gandhi, Special notes were issued in all denominations [Rs 2, Rs 5, Rs 10 and Rs 100].
Design Reverse: Gandhi with value in 8 languages in language panel.
Prefix: A-DSize: 63x117
IPM: C10







BN Adarkar, Special Gandhi Issue
On the occasion of Birth Centenary of Mahatma Gandhi, Special notes were issued in all denominations [Rs 2, Rs 5, Rs 10 and Rs 100].
Design Reverse: Gandhi with value in 8 languages in language panel.
Prefix: E-G
Size: 63x117
IPM: C11







1 comment:

  1. Dear Admin

    In LK Jha, Special Gandhi Issue and BN Adarkar, Special Gandhi Issue its been mentioned that there are 8 languages in panel but those shown in image are 13. Please update.

    Regards

    Inderpreet Singh

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