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15 must-know salient features of New Rs 500 and Rs 2000 bank notes


salient features of New Rs 500 and Rs 2000 bank notes

15 must-know salient features of New Rs 500 and Rs 2000 bank notes

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued new series of notes for 500 rupees and 2,000 rupees denomination with improved features and newer sizes. These new series of notes was issued following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes now in use will no longer be legal tender.

Here is what you need to know about the new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 note.

Key Facts:-

Rs 2000 Note: – The Reserve Bank of India is introducing new design banknotes in the denomination of Rs 2000 as part of Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. The new denomination has motif of the Mangalyaan on the reverse, depicting the country’s first venture in interplanetary space. The base colour of the note is magenta. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both on the obverse and the reverse. The size of the new note is 66mm x 166mm

salient features of New Rs 500 and Rs 2000 bank notes

Identification and salient features on the front of the Rs 2000 note, as highlighted by RBI:

  1. See through register with denominational numeral 2000 can be seen when the note is held against light
  2. Latent image with denominational numeral 2000 which can be seen when the banknote is held at 45 degree angle at the eye level
  3. Denominational numeral 2000 in Devanagari
  4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi in the centre
  5. Micro letters ‘RBI’ and ‘2000’
  6. Colour shift windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘Bharat’, RBI and 2000. 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. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (2000) watermarks
  9. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side
  10. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
  11. Identification and salient features on the front of the Rs 2000 note, for visually impaired, as highlighted by RBI:

  12. Raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, based and identification mark
  13. Horizontal rectangle with Rs 2000 in raised print on the right
  14. Seven angular bleed lines on left and right side in raised print
  15. Identification and salient features on the back of the Rs 2000 note, as highlighted by RBI:

  16. Year of printing on the note
  17. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
  18. Language panel towards the centre
  19. Motif of Mangalyan – reflecting country’s first venture in the interplanetary space

Rs 500 Note: -

The new Rs 500 notes are different from the present series in colour, size, theme, location of security features and design elements. The size of the new note is 63mm x 150mm. The colour of the notes is stone grey and the predominant new theme is Indian heritage site – Red Fort.

salient features of New Rs 500 and Rs 2000 bank notes

Identification and salient features on the front of the Rs 500 note, as highlighted by RBI:

  1. See through register in denominational numeral.
  2. Latent image of the denomination numeral.
  3. Denomination numeral in Devanagari.
  4. Orientation and relative position of Mahatma Gandhi portrait changed.
  5. Windowed security thread changes colour from green to blue when note is tilted.
  6. Guarantee clause, Governor’s signature with promise clause and RBI emblem tilted towards right.
  7. Portrait and electrotype watermarks.
  8. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.
  9. Denomination in numerals with rupee symbol in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right.
  10. Ashoka pillar emblem on the right.

Identification and salient features on the front of the Rs 2000 note, for visually impaired, as highlighted by RBI:
Raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka pillar emblem, based and identification mark.
11.  Circle with Rs 500 in raise print on the right.
12. Five bleed lines on left and right in raised print.

Identification and salient features on the back of the Rs 2000 note, as highlighted by RBI:
13.  Year of printing of the note on left.
14.  Swachh Bharat logo with slogan.
15.  Language panel towards centre.
16.  Red Fort- an image of Indian heritage site with Indian flag.
17.  Denomination numeral in Devanagari on right.

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