STEM Month: Episode 5


Rupees2Did you know?

  • In India, coins were introduced around 6th century BC making them some of the earliest issued coins.
  • The origin of the word “rupee” is from the Sanskrit word raupyak which means silver and the Sanskrit word rupya which means “shaped, impressed coin.”
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) started producing notes (or paper money)  in 1938.
  • The present series of bank notes is known as the Mahatma Gandhi series. It was introduced in 1996 on the 10-rupee note. Now, all the notes have an image of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • On each bank note, the amount is written in 17 different languages of India.

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