Currency note with * symbol in number panel valid note: RBI - The Hindu

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has clarified that a currency note featuring a star (*) symbol in the number panel holds the same validity as any other legal banknote. The RBI’s statement aims to address any doubts regarding the authenticity of such notes.

The star symbol is placed in the number panel of a banknote to indicate that it serves as a replacement for banknotes with printing defects. These replacement notes are included in packets of 100 serially numbered banknotes.