One rupee note is celebrating its hundredth birthday in IndiaThis humble currency note was first introduced on 30th November, 1917. The first Re. 1/- note was printed in England and it depicted a silver coin image of King George V on the left corner of the currency note. It was issued because the British Government was unable to mint coins during the First World War. I am astonished to learn that till now there have been 125 different one rupee notes with different signatures. However, Re. 1 note was discontinued in 1926 on cost-benefit consideration, but it was re-introduced in 1940. It was again discontinued in 1994, but came back in 2015. Another interesting fact is that the Re. 1/- currency note is signed by the Finance Secretary, whereas the other currency notes are signed by the Governor of RBI.
Let us celebrate the hundredth birthday of this humble currency note. Happy Birthday, Re. 1/ note!