100 Rupee Hajj Banknote

issued by the Reserve Bank of India

10.8 x 17.2cm

Hajj banknotes were produced by both Pakistan and India after independence in 1947. This note bears the signature of H.V.R Iyengar (Governor, Reserve Bank of India). These notes were not legal tender in India but could be converted at Bombay into Indian rupees or Pound Sterling. They were used as a means of controlling the export of Indian rupees via Saudi Arabia during the Hajj season.