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Indian Paper Money | Catalogue of Indian Banknotes | Bank notes India
  • IPM Launch

    January 13, 2012, Soul City, Bangalore

    At a function attended by prominent celebrities, socialites and corporate honchos in Bangalore, Mr. Rezwan Razack, India’s biggest collectors of Indian banknotes launched his new book, ‘The Revised Standard Reference Guide to Indian Paper Money’ in association with Mr. Kishore Jhunjhunwalla.


    Mr. Rezwan Razack also used this opportunity to showcase some of the rare notes from his exclusive personal collection to guests and well wishers.


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    IPM Features

    1. Watermarks are described with pictorial illustrations.

    2. All Security Features are captured and explained.

    3. Life-size images are illustrated.

    4. The intricate details on micro-print, micro-lettering, micro-tint, relief underprints and motifs on banknotes are described.

    5. Well-researched and documented information on Issue Dates, Types, Prefix, Circle of Issue and Signatories.

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  • book reviews

    Shailendra Bhandare This lavishly produced book is a revision of ‘The Standard Reference Guide to Indian Paper Money’, which is a comprehensive catalogue of Indian paper money. View the pdf

    Catherine EagletonThe book will be put into the library at the British Museum. Many thanks for sending it, and I am sure it will be a valuable reference for students who come to study Indian paper money.

    Robert Schwartz Your book looks beautiful and appears to be extremely well written as well as many useful images. I know this was a labor of love and very well done.

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Inset as an alphabet The Inset first appeared in 1945 on a One Rupee Banknote of Government of India with the portrait of King George VI signed by C. E. Jones, Secretary, Finance Department. This was necessitated because of the completion of the prefix 'A' to 'Z'. A new type with inset 'A' again commenced from prefix 'A' to 'W' with green serial numbers. Post independence, the Government of India in 1955 first introduced an Inset on One Rupee notes dated 1951 signed by H. M. Patel, Finance Secretary, Ministry of Finance.

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Bank of Hindostan, a Private Bank issued the first banknotes of India in 1770. The lowest denomination in early issued banknotes was Rupees Ten and the highest was Rupees Ten Thousand.

The early banknotes were exchanged for silver or gold coins or vice versa.

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Reserve Bank Of India

In 1927 a Bill in the Legislative Council was moved to establish the Reserve Bank of India. The Act prescribed the issue of notes of the denominations of Rupees 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000 and 10000.

The Reserve Bank began its operations by taking over from the Government the

Star Note Types

Star note description

From 2006, the Reserve Bank of India issued notes with a * (Star)

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As a visitor to this website, you have the ability to connect with fellow collectors, dealers and all those that enjoy this hobby. You may post the image for any Indian Banknote that you wish to exchange. Your contact details like email and phone number may also be displayed. There is no commission

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India Banknote Collectors Chapter Recertification

The International Bank Note Society has recertified the India Banknote Collectors Chapter for the year 2013


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Welcome to www.indianbanknotes.com the most informative website on Indian Paper Money!

This website also provides you with a discussion board and a classified section where you will be able to post an advertisement to buy, sell or exchange Indian paper money.

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