Facts About Indian Rupee

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  1. The
    first coins were minted (made) around 2500 years ago.
  2. Paper
    money was first used in China over 1000 years ago.
  3. The
    first “rupee” was first introduced by Sher Shah Suri. It was based on
    a ratio of 40 copper pieces (paisa) per rupee.
  4. Udaya
    K Dharmalingam is the designer of the Indian rupee Symbol, which was
    adopted by the Government of India in 2010.
  5. From
    1953, Hindi was displayed prominently on the new notes.
  6. The
    Government of India took over the issue of bank notes in 1861 from the
    Private and Presidency Banks.
  7. The
    first series of coins with theIndian rupee symbol was launched on 8 July,
    2011.
  8. The
    first 1000 Rs Note was introduced in 2000.
  9. The
    first 20 Rs and 5 Rs note was introduced in 2001.
  10. Decimalization
    started in 1957 and the rupee was divided into 100 Naye Paise.
  11. Total
    15 Languages (Apart from English) are printed in Indian Rupee Note. They
    are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam,
    Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Panjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
  12. In
    India, the first paper bank note was published by Bank of Hindustan in
    1770.
  13. The
    current Mahatma Gandhi series of bank notes stared from 1996 with new
    series of 10Rs notes.
  14. Indian
    coins are produced in 4 cities: Noida, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata. The
    coins produce from each city puts an identification mark under the year of
    issue. Coins produced in Noida have a dot mark, Mumbai have diamond mark,
    Hyderabad have star mark and coin produce from Kolkata have nothing
    beneath the year.
  15. Credit
    cards were first used in the United States in the 1920’s.
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