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Features of Newly introduced Rs. 500 and Rs. 2000 Currency Notes

Features of Rs. 2000

Colour: magenta

Series is a part of the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series, with a design of India’s Mars orbiter, the Mangalyaan on the reverse.

Size: 66mm x 166mm.

  1. See through register where the numeral 2,000 can be seen when note is held against light.
  2. Latent image of 2,000 can be seen when the note is tilted.
  3. Devanagari denomination.
  4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.
  5. Micro letters ‘RBI’ and ‘2,000’.
  6. Colour shift security thread with ‘RBI’ and ‘2,000’.
  7. Guarantee clause, Governor’s signature and RBI emblem on the right.
  8. Watermarks of Mahatma Gandhi and electrotype 2,000 numeral.
  9. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on top left and bottom right sides.
  10. Denominational numeral with Rupee symbol, 2,000 in colour changing ink.
  11. Ashoka pillar emblem.

For visually impaired:

  1. Rectangle with Rs.2,000 in raised print on right.
  2. Seven angular bleed lines in raised print.

Features of Rs. 500

Size: 63mm x 150mm.

Colour:  Stone grey with Red Fort and Mahatma Gandhi’s image on each sides.

  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:

  1. Circle with Rs. 500 in raised print on the right.
  2. Bleed lines on left and right in raised print.

Source: The Hindu

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