New Rs 500 and Rs 2000 Bank Notes

By | December 5, 2016

After Prime Minister announced slating of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 bank notes to curb, RBI has released the details of newly made Rs 500 and Rs 2000 bank notes. The new Rs 500 note is totally different from the old note while the new Rs 2000 note has 17 major geographies to make it stand out. Check out the features of these bank notes below:

New Rs 500 Note

The RBI will issue ₹ 500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series with inset letter ‘E’ in both the number panels. The note will have the signature of Governor Dr Urjit R Patel and will bear the year of printing ‘2016’ and Swachh Bharat Logo printed on the reverse of the bank note.

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The new size of the note is 66mm x150mm and the new color of the note is stone grey.

On the back side of the note, an image of the Red Fort with Indian flag has been placed.

Other features include intaglio printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines, circle with ₹ 500 in the right, and the identification mark to enable the visually impaired person to identify the denomination.

RBI will start distributing the new ₹ 2000 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, without the inset letter, bearing the signature of Governor Dr Urjit R Patel, and the year of printing ‘2016’ printed on the reverse of the banknote.

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New Rs 2000 Note

The new note has Motif of Mangalayan (Mars mission) on the reverse. The colour of the note is magenta and the size is 66 mm x 166 mm. Other key features include geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.

  1. See-through numeral 2000
  2. Denominational numeral २००० in Devnagari
  3. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
  4. Micro letters ‘RBI’ and ‘2000’ on the left side of the banknote
  5. 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
  6. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right and Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (2000) watermarks
  7. For visually impaired: Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines and identity mark
  8. Horizontal rectangle with ₹2000 in raised print on the right
  9. Seven angular bleed lines on left and right side in raised print

Back side features

  1. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
  2. Motif of Mangalayan
  3. Denominational numeral २००० in Devnagari

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