The little blue bill, the one rupee note, marks its centenary on November 30. The first one rupee note was printed in India on November 30, 1917, with the photo of King George V with the text "I promise to pay" written on it.Over the past century, the one rupee note has undergone 28 design changes.
This is the only paper currency that bears the signature of the finance secretary, not the RBI governor, for it belongs to the Republic of India.
Until 1970, this note was also used as currency in Persian and Gulf countries such as Dubai, Bahrain, Muscat and Oman. The Portuguese and French were so impressed by ours that they also issued their own one rupee note
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