, 5 rufiyaa (US$0.40), 1 July 2006/AH1427. Like P18, but new date, new signature (Qasim Ibrahim, Governor), and “DE LA RUE” imprint removed from back. 10 rufiyaa (US$0.80), 1 July 2006/AH1427. Like P19, but new date, new signature (Qasim Ibrahim, Governor), and “DE LA RUE” imprint removed from back.
India’s booming economy has pushed up demand for 500- and 1,000-rupee notes by approximately 20 and 50 percent, respectively, with the volume of almost all other denominations remaining steady. The cost of printing currency has more than doubled to Rs20 trillion during 2006-07, with the business split between Security Printing
, In addition to the Rs500 (which has an initial print run of 20 million notes), the NRB is preparing to issue new 50- and 100-rupee denominations in mid-2008 that also remove King Gyanendra’s name, image, and royal symbols. The new Rs500 still has the king’s portrait as watermark because
, 500 rufiyaa (US$39.05), 1 July 2006. Like P23, but new date, new signature (Qasim Ibrahim, Governor), Cornerstone watermark, 500 as electrotype watermark, windowed 3mm StarChrome security thread changes red to green. Printer: De La Rue. As of May 10, 2007, all 500-rufiyaa notes issued on or before May 1,