British India Notes 100 Rupees 1914 Government of India

British India Notes 100 Rupees 1914 Government of India
Government of India - One Hundred Rupees - Uniface with Green underprint
British India Notes 100 Rupees 1914 Government of India
Uniface with Green underprint

The 100-rupees, green underprint banknotes of Bombay circle (208 x 130 mm) was issued in 1901-1930. This note has four language panels (Burmese, Urdu, Tamil and Chinese). At the center, the numeral value of banknote “100” is printed in large type as green underprint for this note.Watermark for this note are the wavy lines on all the four sides; in center india/100 rupees 100 in two lines, and the manufacture’s code at the bottom end-paper. There are serial numbers at three places (on top left and right corners in large type size above the language panels, and at the bottom left corner in smaller type size.
M. M. S. Gubbay signed on prefix code HD on November 27 and 30, 1915. A.C. McWatters signed on prefix code ND on October 12, 1918. H. Denning signed on prefix code QE on August 18, 1922. These banknotes are printed in England on white, hand-moulded paper.

British India Notes
Government of India - Uniface with Green & Red underprint

5 Rupees    10 Rupees    20 Rupees    50 Rupees    100 Rupees    
500 Rupees    1000 Rupees    10000 Rupees

Green Underprint Series :
The Victoria Portrait series were soon being forged in various part of the country. They had to be withdrawn in the wake of a spate of forgeries and replaced by the unifaced ‘Underprint Series’ which were introduced in 1867. Thus the Underprint notes came into existence. These notes had a better security feature, a Green Underprint denoting the denomination, use of guilloche designs and alterations in the quality of the paper and the watermark. The watermark now incorporated a code which denoted the date of manufacture of the paper. Initially, notes were legally encashable only in the Currency Circle in which they were issued. In deference to public demand, notes in the denomination of Rupees Five were introduced. These green underprint notes are denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000 & 10000 rupees.
In the early twentieth century it was realized that paper money was becoming more popular and the rigidity that currency was only cashable within one circle was abandoned to enable encashment in all areas. The notes were changed to include promise to pay the bearer at any office of issue”.  Other changes included changing the underprint to red, increasing the number of language panels to eight and increasing the number of serial numbers to four. (Except in five rupees notes which was increased to 3 serial numbers).