Nepal introduces new 100 rupee banknote

The Central Bank of Nepal (Nepal Rastra Bankintroduces a new 100 rupee banknote. The central bank said that the note has been already circulated in the market and it will be accessible during the Dashain festival in October. The new banknote will have a picture of the Ashoka Pillar, along with the message that Buddha was born in Lumbini on the front. This sparks a bit of controversy with neighboring country India since both countries claim to have the birthplace of Buddha within their borders. 

The note has a black dot on the front, which will help visibly disadvantaged to recognize the note. The note also displays the portrait of Mayadevi, Buddha's mother in silver metallic on the front. The new note also will bear the name of the central bank in Latin script, and the date of printing in both Christian Era and Nepali Calendar, Bikram Sambat.

In the present notes, the name of the central bank is printed in Devanagari only, and they do not have the date of printing. The banknotes can only be dated by the tenure of the governor of the central bank whose signature appears on them.

Update 3-10-2013:

I've found a better image on

Steven Zondag 15 September 2013 at 09:41 am | | news
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