- 1 New 500 & 2000-rupee note
- 1.1 With High Security Features, New 500, 2000 Rupee Notes Hard To Fake
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- 1.3 You can also Check your new Rs 2000, Rs 500 notes are real or not?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had news for the country, in his 40-minute address. The Prime Minister took a firm stand on ending corruption, black money and unauthorized cash flow by banning the 500 and 1,000-rupee denominations. These notes are entered circulation from the 10th of November. The Reserve Bank of India revealed the new denomination on the 8th of November, and this series of notes introduced with a completely new design. This new entry is the highest denomination of currency notes released by the RBI since January 1978, when 5,000 and 10,000-rupee notes were published. The notes are being published at Mysuru, Karnataka.
People are trying to swap their old notes for smaller bills and for new 500 & 2000 rupee notes which are rushed. Now People are queuing up at banks across the country to exchange their demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1000 banknotes.
With High Security Features, New 500, 2000 Rupee Notes Hard To Fake
The new 500 and 2000 rupee notes that Central Bank RBI issue are being called “high security” notes. And it have several new features to make them harder to fake than the 500 and 1000 rupee notes that were scrapped.
The RBI, he said, would closely monitor the fresh notes that issued.
The note will also have a colour-shifting windowed security thread with the inscription ‘भारत’, RBI and 2000. The colour of the thread will change from green to blue when the note is tilted.
Here are the 10 things you need to know about the new 2000-rupee notes.
- The new notes will be of the size 66 mm X 166 mm, smaller than the old notes, and will be available in a magenta base colour.
- The denominational numeral 2000 written in the Devnagari script and, in micro letters, RBI and 2000 on the left side of the banknote.
- The new note feature a see-through register with denominational numeral 2000, which will be visible when the currency is held against light.
- The new denomination will see the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre.
- To celebrate India’s Mars mission, the notes will carry an image of the Mangalyaan, depicting the country’s first venture into interplanetary space, and the logo and tagline of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The reverse side features a motif of the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).
- There will be a windowed security thread with the inscriptions ‘Bharat’ (in Devnagari), RBI and 2000 on banknotes with colour shift. The colour of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted.
- The guarantee clause, governor’s signature with promise clause and RBI emblem have been shifted to the right in the new notes, with the portrait and electrotype watermarks appearing right next to them.
- There will be The Ashoka pillar emblem to the right of the Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (2000) watermarks. It also have seven bleed lines and a rectangle as an identifying shape, as per the RBI guidelines, these are the identification and salient features for the visually impair.
- According to sources, the security features of the Rs 2000 note include latent images, coloured strip security threads and watermarks.
- The RBI denied the rumours of the notes being embedded with a nano GPS chip, which would have helped locate the position of the currency via a satellite.
- There is a latent image with the denomination numeral that would be visible when the note is held at a 45-degree angle at eye level.
The Rs 2000 notes, which are being introduced for the first time of magenta colour with Mangalyaan imprinted on the reverse side. So the higher value currency notes will have other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme both on the obverse and reverse.
The new denomination has motif of the Mangalayan on the reverse, depicting the country’s first venture in interplanetary space. The Rs 500 banknotes stone grey in colour with a predominant new theme of the Indian heritage site Red Fort.
Some key feature to check your notes.
- Latent image with denominational numeral.
- Micro letters ‘RBI’ and Rs ‘2000’ on the left side of the banknote.
- Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘Bharat’ in Devanagari, RBI and numeral with colour shift. Colour of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilte-d.
- Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards the right.
- Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype watermarks.
- Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.
- Denominational numeral with rupee symbol, the numeral in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right.
- Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right.
- Horizontal rectangle with Rs 2000 in raised print on the right.
- Seven angular bleed lines on the left and right side in raised print.
- Year of printing of the note on the left.
- Swachh Bharat logo with slogan.
- Language panel towards the center.
- Motif of Mangalyaan.
- Circle with Rs 500 in raised print on the right.
- Five angular bleed lines on left and right side in raised print.
- Red Fort: an image of the Indian heritage site with Indian flag.
Hence you can check the notes yourself.
BASE COLOUR OF THE RS 2000 NOTE IS MAGENTA, SIZE: 66 MM x 166 MM
BASE COLOUR OF THE RS 500 NOTE IS STONE GREY, SIZE: 63 MM x 150 MM