New Rs 500/2,000 notes, how to spot real from fake

The new notes have extra security features, besides having a peculiar colour, theme and size which differentiate the new bills from the earlier series.

 |  3-minute read |   11-11-2016
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The new ₹500 and ₹2,000 rupee notes that RBI is issuing are "high security" notes and have several new features to make them harder to fake than the earlier 500 and 1000 rupee notes that were demonetised. The ₹2,000 denomination has Motif of Mangalyaan on the reverse, depicting the country’s first venture into the interplanetary space. The ₹500 note has an image of Red fort along with the Indian flag.

The salient features of the banknotes will be as under:

Rs. 2000 note

Obverse (Front)

1. See through register with denominational numeral 2000.

2. Latent image with denominational numeral 2000.

3. Denominational numeral २००० in Devnagari.

4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre.

5. Micro letters ‘RBI’ and ‘2000’ on the left side of the banknote.

6. Windowed security thread with inscriptions 'भारत', RBI and 2000 on banknotes with colour shift. Colour of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted.

7. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right.

8. Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, ₹2000 in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right.

9. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right, Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (2000) watermarks.

10. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.

For visually impaired

Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines and identity mark.

11. Horizontal rectangle with ?2000 in raised print on the right.

12. Seven angular bleed lines on left and right side in raised print.

Reverse (Back)

13. Year of printing of the note on the left.

14. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan.

15. Language panel towards the centre.

16. Motif of Mangalyaan.

17. Denominational numeral ???? in Devnagari.

Dimension of the banknote will be 66mm×166mm

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Rs. 500 note

Obverse (Front)

1. See through register in denomination numeral

2. Latent image of the denomination numeral

3. Denomination numeral in Devnagari

4. Orientation of Mahatma Gandhi's portrait changed

5. Windowed security thread changes from green to blue when note is tilted

6. Guarantee clause, Governor's signature, RBI emblem shifted towards right

7. Portrait and electrotype watermarks

8. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on top left and bottom right sides

9. Denomination in numerals with Rupee symbol in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right

10. Ashoka pillar emblem on right

For visually impaired:

11. Circle with Rs. 500 in raised print on the right

12. 5 bleed lines on left and right in raised print

Reverse (Back)

13. Year of printing of the note on the left.

14. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan.

15. Language panel towards the centre.

16. Red fort an image of Indian heritage site with Indian flag.

17. Denominational numeral in Devnagari on right.

The size is 63mm x 150mm, colour is stone grey with Red Fort and Mahatma Gandhi's image on each sides

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