The Indian rupee (sign: ₹; currency code: INR) is the official currency of India. The rupee is subdivided into 100 paise. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Reserve Bank of India.
Today, Banknotes in circulation are of Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50, Rs 100, Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 2000. Also coins of 1, 2 and 5 rupees are in circulation.
Indian Notes have two sides. Indian notes show the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi on the front & hence is called as Mahatma Gandhi series. The side which has the face of Mahatma Gandhi is called as Obverse and the other side is called Reverse. The pictures on the back of Indian notes reflect our culture, our history, our progress.
Large amounts in rupees are counted in hundreds of thousands and are called lakhs and crores. Our article Indian and International Numbering: Lakhs,Crores,Millions,Billions, Calculator talks about it in detail.
India banknote has the amount written in 17 languages. Our article The National and Official Languages of India: Hindi, English, Banknotes covers it in detail.
- On the obverse or front, the denomination is written in English and Hindi.
- On the reverse is a language panel which displays the denomination of the note in 15 of the 22 official languages of India.
Interesting Fact: The highest denomination note ever printed by the Reserve Bank of India was the ₹ 10,000(Ten thousand rupee) note in 1938 and again in 1954. These notes were demonetized in 1946 and again in 1978.
Details of Rupees in our article Rupee: Indian Currency and Other Countries, Rupee Symbol and of coins in article Coin: Anatomy, Indian coins, Motto, History, Mint Marks
Game to Match the Front and Back of the Indian Notes
In this game match front and Reverse of Indian Bank Notes.
The reverse of Bank Notes have monuments of Red Fort, Mangalyaan, Rani Ki Vav, Vittala Temple, Sanchi Stupa, Konark Temple
You can also download our workbook on teaching children about Money.
Instructions: Drag the reverse of the notes to the front of the notes
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