We have all been using our long greens like we've always used them and like we have always known them: but do we really know all the astonishing facts about our currency? To do you the honours of transgressing your ignorance and enlightening you with a Kindle of knowledge, we bring to you these facts you ought to know about your currency:
1. Press ctrl+shift+$ on your keyboard to type ₹
2. Cost of minting a ₹ 10 coin is ₹ 6.10
The place where a coin has been minted can be known by the symbol engraved below the date of its minting.
3. 5,000 and 10,000 Rupee note were in circulation between 1954 and 1978
The highest denomination that RBI has ever printed in history is a ₹ 10,000 note. ₹ 5000 and ₹ 10,000 notes had been demonetized in 1978.
4. After independence, Pakistan still used Indian Rupee notes for a long time
After Partition, Pakistan used Indian currency with Pakistan’s stamp until it could print enough by itself.
5. The Rupee was the currency of many other countries
Countries like Aden, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Kenya, Uganda, the Seychelles, Mauritius used the Indian Rupee as their currency until the early twentieth century
6. If you have a torn note, you can exchange it from the bank
If you have a torn note or even more than 51% of its torn part, then you can exchange it for a new one at a bank.
7. ₹ 500 and ₹ 1000 notes are banned in Nepal.
8. In 1917, ₹1 was equal to $13
In 1917, Rupee was mightier than the US dollar.
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