INDIA Paper Money INDEX,
1800 - Present Issues

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भारत गणराज्य  INDIA Banknotes, 1800 - Present Issues
  PAGE CATALOG
NUMBERS
DENOMINATIONS DATES ISSUING AUTHORITY

भारत गणराज्य
Republic of India

3300 BCE Indus civilizations; 1526 Moghul Empire; 1540 AFG; 1565 Moghul Empire; 1765 GBR rule; 1946 self rule; Republic 26.1.1950
GBR currency until 1800's private bank issues; IND 1858 >>
The first banknotes attributable to India were issued in 1800.

राज
  British Raj

1765 GBR rule; 1946 self rule 

BENGAL PRESIDENCY

S5 J.1.1.1 - J.1.1.4,
P.S5 - P.S8
5 - 500 Star Pagodas,
17.5 - 1750 Arcot Rupees
1800-66 Asiatic Bank
Images Needed S20 P.S20 - P.S95 100 Sicca Rupees/ Gold Mohur - 1,000 Rupees 1812-58 Bank of Bengal
Images Needed S100 P.S100 - P.S117 10 - 1,000 Rupees 1846-66 Bank of Bombay
India Paper Money, Bank of Hindostan Issues, 1823-61 S120 P.S120 - P.S137 4 - 1,000 Sicca Rupees 1770 - 1831 Bank of Hindostan
Images Needed S180 J.2.1.1
P.S180
5 Sicca Rupees 1770 - 1831 Hindostan Bank
India Paper Money, Bank of Bengal 1812-58 Issues S20 J.3.1.1 - J.3.10.6
P.S20 - P.S95
100 Sicca Rupees/ Gold Mohur - 1,000 Rupees 1809-61 Bank of Bengal
India Paper Money, Commercial bank Innues 1820's S166 J.4.1.1 - J.4.2.2
P.S166 - P.S171
10 - 16 Sicca Rupees 1819-31 Commercial Bank
Images Needed S155 J.5.1.1 - J.5.1.6
P.S155 - P.S160
5 - 5,000 Sicca Rupees 1824-29 Calcutta Bank
Images Needed S195 J.6.1.1 - J.6.4.1
P.S195 - P.S198
5 - 250 Rupees 1829-48 Union Bank

BOMBAY PRESIDENCY

India Paper Money, Bank of Bombay 1846-55 Issues S100 J.1.1.1 - J.1.3.3
P.S100 - P.S117
10 - 1,000 Rupees 1840-61 Bank of Bombay
Images Needed S154 J.2.1.1
P.S154
5 Rupees 1842-45 Bank of Western India
India Paper Money, Oriental Bank 1848 Issues S190 J.3.1.1 - J.3.1.4
P.S190 - P.S193
5 - 1,000 Rupees 1845 Oriental Bank
Images Needed S175 J.4.1.1
P.S175
10 Rupees 1845-66 Commercial Bank of India

MADRAS PRESIDENCY

INDIA Paper Money, Asiatic Bank, 1800's S5 J.1.1.1 - J.2.2.1
P.S5 - P.S8
5 - 500 Star Pagodas,
17.5 - 1750 Arcot Rupees
1804 Asiatic Bank
India Paper Money, Madras Government bank, 1812-22 Issues S185 J.2.1.1 - J.2.2.1
P.S185 - P.S186
2 Star Pagodas/7 Rupees
-  5 Rupees
1806-43 Madras Government Bank
India Paper Money, Bank of Madras 1845-60 Issues S140 J.3.1.1 - J.3.2.5
P.S140 - P.S153
10 - 3,000 Rupees 1843-61 Bank of Madras
INDIA Paper Money, Salem Bank N500 P.UNL, N.500 1 Rupee Ca.1904 Salem District Urban Bank, Ltd.
Images Needed S195 P.S195 - P.S198 5 - 250 Rupees 1841-47 Union Bank

PRINCELY STATES, 1876-1953

Images Needed SAA ? ? ? Alwar State
India Paper Money, Amnbliara S6tate Issue S201 J.1.1
P.S201
1 Paisa WWII Ambliara State
India Paper Money, Assam State Issues SA ASA.1 - ASA.6 2 - 8 Annas 1930's Assam State
India paper Money, Bajana State WWII Cash Coupon Stamp Issue S202 P.S202 1 Anna WWII Bajana State
India Paper Money, Balwan-Kotah State WWII Issues S206 P.S206 - P.S209 1/4 - 4 Annas WWII Balwan, Kotah State
INDIA Paper Money, Bamra State Issues SA1 KJ.4.1 1 Pice WWII? Bamra State
India paper Money, Baroda, Gujurat State Issue SA2 P.UNL PROOF 1938 Baroda, Gujurat State
Images Needed SAA2 ? ? ? Bharatpur State
India Paper Money, Bikaner State WWII Issues S211 P.S211 - P.S214 1 Pice - 4 Annas WWII Bikaner State
India Paper Money, Bundi State Issues S221 P.S221 - P.S224 3 Pies - 4 Annas WWII Bundi State
INDIA Paper Money, Chuda State WWII Issues S226 P.S226 - P.S227,
KJ.9.1 - KJ.9.3,
SB1981 - SB.1983
1 - 2 Paisa WWII Chuda State
India Paper Money, Dewas State Issue SA3 J.10.1 2 Annas ? Dewas State
India paper Money, Dhar State WWII Issues S231 P.S231 - P.S233 1 Pice - 1 Anna WWII Dhar State
India Paper Money, Dhrangadhra State Issues, 1918 S236 P.S236 - P.S244 20 - 500 Rupees 1918 Dhrangadhra State
INDIA Paper Money, Dhrol State, WWII Issue SAA3 P.UNL, KJ.13.1 1 Paisa WWII Dhrol State
India Paper Money, Dinajpur (Bangladesh) FANTASY Issue F1 P.UNL 1 Pice 1980's Dinajpur (FANTASY)
INDIA Paper Money, Gondal State WWII Issue S251 P.S251 1 Paiso WWII Gondal State
India Paper Money, Hyderabad State Issues, 1915-45 S261 P.S261 - P.S275 1 - 1,000 Rupees 1915-45 Hyderabad State
India paper Money, Indergadh State, WWII Issues S282 P.S282 - P.UNL 1 - 2 Annas WWII Indergadh State
India Paper Money, Jaipur - Nehru 1950 Commemorative Issue SA4 P.UNL 5 - 100 Rupees 1950 Jaipur Nehru Commemoratives,
Court Fee Stamps
India Paper Money, Jaisalmir State WWII Issues S301 P.S301 - P.S305
P.UNL
1/4 - 2 Annas Cash Coupons,
Revenue Court Fee Stamps
WWII
?
Jaisalmir State
India Paper Money, Jammu & Kashmir 1876 Issues S311 P.S311 - P.S317 1 - 100 Rupees 1876 Jammu & Kashmir
India Paper Money, Jaora WWII Issues SA5 J.17.1 - J.17.3
P.UNL
1/2 - 2 Annas WWII Jaora State
India Paper Money, Jasdan State WWII Issues S321 P.S321 - P.S322 1 Pice - 1 Anna WWII Jasdan State
India Paper Money, Junagadh State WWII Issues S332 P.UNL - P.S334 1 Paisa - 1 Anna WWII Junagadh State
INDIA Paper Money, Kalat State WWII Issue SA10 P.UNL, KJ.20.1 1 Anna WWII Kalat State
India Paper Money, Kaipur, Gujarat State, WWII Issue SA11 KJ.22.1 1 Anna WWII Khairpur State(Pakistan)
Images Needed S341 P.S341 - P.S344 25 - 500 Koris 1946 Kutch State
Images Needed S354 P.S354 1 Anna WWII Mangrol State
India Paper Money, Mengani State WWII Issues S361 P.UNL - P.S361 1 Paiso WWII Mengani State
Images Needed SA12 ? ? ? Morvi State
India Paper Money, Muli State, WWII Issuesw S371 P.S371 - P.SUNL 1 Paisa - 4 Annas WWII Muli State
Images Needed SA13 ? ? ? Mysore State
India Paper Money, Navangar State, WWII Issues S391 P.S391 - P.S394 2 Pice - 4 Annas WWII Navangar State
India Paper Money, Nawalgarh State WWII Issues S401 P.S401 - P.S405 1 Paisa - 8 Annas WWII Nawalgarh State
India paper Money, Palitana WWII Issues S411 P.S411 - P.S420 1 Paisa - 8 Annas,
Court Fee Revenue Stamp
WWII Palitana State
INDIA Paper Money, Porbandar State, WWII Issue SA14 P.UNL, KJ.30.1 1 Pice WWII Porbandar State
Images Needed S421 P.S421 - P.S423 1 Pice - 1 Anna WWII Rajkot State
India Paper Money, Ramgarh Raj FANTASY Issue F2 P.UNL 1 Anna 1980's Ramagarh Raj(FANTASY)
India Paper Money, Saliana State, WWII Issues S431 P.S431a - P.S431b 1 Anna WWII Sailana State
India Paper Money, Sayala State WWII Issues S435 P.S435 1 Paisa WWII Sayala State
Images Needed S441 P.S441 - P.S443 1 - 4 Annas 1942-43 Sitamau State
India Paper Money, Tonk State WWII Issues S451 P.S451 - P.S456 1 Pice - 1 Anna 1943 Tonk State
India Paper Money, Vithalgadh State WWII issues S461 P.S461 -P.S462 1 - 2 Annas WWI Vithalgadh State

HUNDIS, 1858-1958

India Paper Money, Briutish India Hundis, 1881-1901 H2 A.H2.1 - A.H44.1 2 Annas - 12 Rupees 1881-1901 British & Republic of India
India Paper Money, Alwar State Hundis SH1 P.UNL 2 Annas   Alwar State Hundis
working it Bikaner State
working it         Tonk State
Images Needed SH SH.1 SH.2.8 Various 1886-1947 Princely State Hundis
India Paper Money, Khadi Hundis K1 KH.1 - KH.5
KH.UNL
5 - 100 Rupees 1955-58 All India Khadi Hundis &
Village Industries Khadi Hundis

राज
  British Raj

1765 GBR rule; 1946 self rule

Government of India

India Paper Money, 1858-64 Issues A1 P.A1 - P.UNL 10 - 100 Rupees 1858-64 Government of India
India Paper Money, 5 Rupees 1871-1915 Issues A2 P.A2 - P.A5 5 Rupees 1871-1915 Government of India
India Paper Money, 5 Rupees 19191-24 Issues A6 P.A6 5 Rupees 1919-24 Government of India
India Paper Money, 10 Rupees 1872-1906 Issues A7 P.A7 - P.A9 10 Rupees 1872-1906 Government of India
India Paper Money, 10 Rupees 1910-20 Issues A10 P.A10 10 Rupees 1910-20 Government of India
India Paper Money, 1899-1927 Issues A11 P.A11 - P.A20 20 - 10,000 Rupees 1899-1927 Government of India
India Paper Money, 1917 Issues 1 P.1 - P.13 1 - 10,000 Rupees 1917-28 Government of India
India Paper Money, 1928-35 Issues 14 P.14 - P.16 1 - 10 Rupees 1928-35 Government of India
India paper Money, 1937-43 Issues 17 P.17 - P.25 2 - 1,000 Rupees 1937-43 Reserve Bank of India,
Government of India

भारत गणराज्य
Republic of India

Republic 26.1.1950
India Paper Money, 1949-67 Issues 27 P.27 - P.36 2 - 5 Rupees 1949-67 Reserve Bank of India
India Paper Money, 1943-67 Issues 37 P.37 - P.45 10 - 100 Rupees 1943-67 Reserve Bank of India
India Paper Money, 1957-70 Issues 46 P.46 - P.50A 1,000 - 10,000 Rupees 1949 - 70 Reserve Bank of India
India Paper Money, 1962-75 Issues 51 P.51 - P.53f 2  Rupees 1962-75 Reserve Bank of India
India Paper Money, 1962-75 Issues 54 P.54 - P.65 5 - 1,000 Rupees 1962 - 97 Reserve Bank of India
India Paper Money ND(1967-94) Issues 66 P.66 - P.74 1 - 100 Rupees 1967 - 94 Government of India
Reserve Bank of India
India Paper Money, 1 Rupee 1957-94 Issues 75 P.75 - P.78 2 - 500 Rupees 1975 - 97 Reserve Bank of India
India Paper Money, 2 Rupees 1976-97 Issues 79 P.79 2 Rupees 1976 - 97 Reserve Bank of India
India Paper Money, 5 Rupees 1970-97 Issues 80 P.80 5 Rupees 1970 - 97 Reserve Bank of India
India Paper Money, 10 Rupees 1970-90 Issues 81 P.81 10 Rupees 1970 - 90 Reserve Bank of India
India Paper Money, 20-50 Rupees 1970-98 Issues 82 P.82 - P.84 20 - 50 Rupees 1970 - 98 Reserve Bank of India
India Paper Money, 100-500 Rupees, 1970-98 Issues 85 P.85- P.88 10 - 500 Rupees 1970 - 98 Reserve Bank of India
India Paper Money, 5-1,000 Rupees 1997-2006 Issues 88A P.88A - P.New 5 - 1,000 Rupees 1997-2007 Reserve Bank of India
India P.R5  10 Rupees ND R1 P.R1 - P.R6 1 - 100 Rupees 1950's-60's Reserve Bank of India
Persian Gulf & Haj Issues

PRISONER OF WAR CAMP ISSUES (POW)

Images Needed W1 C.5051 - C.5060 0.25 - 8 Rupees WWII POW Camp - Ahmednagar
India Paper Money, POW Camp Bangalore Issues W2 C.5075 - C.5090 1 Anna - 10 Rupees WWII POW Camp - Bangalore
India Paper Money, POW Camp- Bhopal WWII Issues W3 C.5091 - C.5106 1 Anna - 10 Rupees WWII POW Camp - Bhopal
Images Needed W4 C.5123 - C.5138 1 Anna - 10 Rupees WWII POW Camp - Bikaner
India Paper Money, Central Internment Camp POW WWII Issues W5 C.5182 - C.5198 1 Anna - 10 Rupees WWII Central Internment Camp
India Paper Money, Clement Town POW Camp, WWII Issues W6 C.5150 - C.5165 1 Anna - 10 Rupees WWII POW Camp - Clement Town
India Paper Money, Japanese Camp-Delhi WWII POW Issues W7 C.5220 - C.5235 1 Anna - 10 Rupees WWII Japanese Delhi Camp
Images Needed W8 C.5251 - C.5266 1 Anna - 10 Rupees WWII POW Camp - Deoli
India Paper Money, Ramgarh POW Camp, WWII Issues W9 C.5283 - C.5298 1 Anna - 10 Rupees WWII POW Camp - Ramgarh
India Paper Money, YOL POW Issues W10 C.5315 - C.5330 1 Anna - 10 Rupees WWII POW Camp - Yol
 

आर्ज़ी हुक़ूमत-ए-आज़ाद हिन्द
  AZAD HIND (FREE INDIA)

Free India Provisoional Issues, WWII Z1 SB.101-111 5 - 500 WWII Azad Hind Bank

राज
  British Raj

1765 GBR rule; 1946 self rule

BOND & STOCK ISSUES

India Stocks & Bonds, Bank of Bengal 1816 Issue D1 P.UNL 500 Shares,
100 Rupees
1816,
1891
Bank of Bengal,
Circle India Stock Co.

UNIDENTIFIED NOTE ISSUES

India Paper Money, Unidentified Issues U1 P.UNL 5 ? ?
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INSET LETTER, PRINTER ID BACKGROUNDER

One of the unique features of the banknotes of India is the use of an "inset" letter to differentiate different series of banknotes. On banknotes of India, an uppercase alpha letter appears "inset" behind the serial number panel of the banknote. The inset letter is used in addition to the serial number prefix. I am not aware of any other county in the world using insets on their banknotes.

As banknotes are printed in large quantity in India, the use of inset letters makes it convenient to distinguish one series of banknotes from another. Currently twenty (20) alphabet letters excluding I, J, O, X, Y and Z have been selected to be used as inset letters. The inset letters are specific to four different banknote printers. Each of the four banknote printers have been allotted separate set of inset letters as below:

PRINTER IDENTIFICATION
Mysore No Inset, A, B, C, D
Dewas E, F, G, H, K
Nasik L, M, N, P, Q
Salboni R, S, T, U, V
Not Used I, J, O, X, Y, Z

Courtesy: Anil R. Bohora bohoraa@yahoo.com           See Anil's book on Banknotes Bhutan

For additional information about INSET LETTERS usage and background information, see article by Rezwan Rezack, Chairman, IBNS Indian Banknote Collectors Society.

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SPECIALIZED CATALOG
INDIAL PAPER MONEY by Kishore Jhunjhunwalla

The Standard Reference Guide
to
 INDIAN PAPER MONEY
by
Kishore Jhunjhunwalla &
Rezwan Razack

ISBN-10:81-89752-15-4
ISBN-13:978-81-89752-15-6
 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
We gratefully acknowledge Stephen Prior and Don Cleveland for submitting images used in this section.

We gratefully acknowledge Percy Phiroze Siganporia for submitting images and information used in this section.


WK  We gratefully acknowledge William Keijzers for submitting images and information used in this section.


RK  We gratefully acknowledge  Ramkumar for submitting images and information used in this section.




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