The back of the above Note showing 2008 (below the image of the Himalayan Ranges) as the year of issue mentioned on it.
The back of the above Note showing the year of issue as 2008. ( “A” Inset Notes were issued in 2008 only during Dr. Reddy’s tenure).
The following are the Front and back of a rupee symbol 100-rupee Note issued in 2012. Notice that the year 2012 is mentioned at the back of the second image , just below the picture of the Himalayan Ranges and the Note carries the Rupee symbol just before the numerals "100".
The numbering on the replacement Notes is exactly like the normally printed ones, but have an additional feature i.e. a “STAR” (*) is added in the serial number in the space between the prefix and the number.
The main significance of these notes, besides the “STAR” is that, although, these notes would be issued in packets of 100 each, these bank notes would not be serially numbered.
To enable easy identification, the bands on these packets will clearly indicate that the packet contains star-series banknotes. The notation on the band of such note packets normally is “contains non-serially numbered notes with * in the number panel”, both in Hindi and English.
The above is an image of a hundred rupee note containing a “star” * in the number panel, issued in 2011 with an “L” Inset collected by me through general circulation from a Provision store.
Links to other Posts on Indian Currency Notes on this Blog:
Did-you-know-series-1: Assists for identification of Currency Notes by visually challenged users.
Did-you-know-series-2-What-is-design-or focus of the picture on the back of Currency Notes in circulation in India?
Classification and Valuation of Rs.1000/- Notes
Classification and Valuation of Rs.500/- Notes
Classification and Valuation of Rs.50/- Notes
Classification and Valuation of Rs.20/- Notes
Classification and Valuation of Rs.10/- Notes
Classification and Valuation of Rs.5/- Notes