Here are the security features on new Rs 500, Rs 2,000 notes

Security features on the new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 13, 2017 10:02 pm
Rs 500, Rs 500 note, Rs 500 new note, new Rs 500 note, Rs 2000, Rs 2000 note, rs 2000 note identification, Rs 500 note identification, Rs 500 note features, Rs 2000 note features A brand new Rs 2000 currency note. (Express Photo by Arul Horizon)

In the aftermath of government demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, cash management agencies have started a major exercise that may see Rs 40,000 crore worth of notes being shifted around in over 2.2 lakh ATMs and hope to normalise operations for the public in two weeks. Although promised, the new Rs 500 notes were not put into circulation in the national capital.But those who got the magenta-coloured new Rs 2,000 notes with a Mangalyaan imprint on the reverse felt elated and posted their picture along with the currency on social media. As people line up in long queues outside banks and ATMs everywhere, for the people who have received the new currency notes, here is a list of security measures that have been taken to avoid counterfeiting:

Watch|A Quick Look At Security Features Of New Rs 2,000 & Rs 500 Notes To Avoid Counterfeiting|

Common to both denomination notes:

Front side:

* See through register with denominational numeral can be seen when the note is held against it.

* Latent image with denominational numeral can be seen when the banknote is held at 45 degree angle at eye level.

* Denominational numeral in Devnagari.

* Colour shift windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’, RBI and denominational numeral. Colour of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted.

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

* Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype watermarks.

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

* Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, in green to blue color changing ink.

* Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right.

For visually impaired:

Raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar embelem.


* Year of printing of the note on the left

* Swachh Bharat logo with slogan

* Language panel towards the centre

rs2000-rbiExclusive for the Rs 2,000 note:

Front side:

* Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi in the center.

* Micro letter ‘RBI’ and ‘2000’


For visually impaired:

* Horizontal rectangle with Rs 2000 in raised print on the right

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



* Motif of Mangalyaan

rs500-rbiExclusive for the Rs 500 note:

Front side:

* Orientation and relative position of Mahatma Gandhi portrait changed.

For visually impaired:

* Circle with denomination printed on it.

* Five bleed lines on left and right in raised print.


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    Modi annan
    Nov 11, 2016 at 7:09 am
    To ye zee news waala micro sim, camera, gps our terabyte HD kaham he mera dost. Ouchh..does it mean the sacro sanct zee news got it wrong for the very first time !!!! Baapreeeee.... they will be facing at least one month of off-air now...
    1. R
      Rajan kumar
      Dec 5, 2016 at 4:49 am
      Post your opinion...Kiya kb tk yesa rhe ga modi ji Bank me daily link problem rhta hai bahut hu presani ho rhi hai (gao) me village me kuchh kijye
      1. Sraddhadeva Joshey
        Nov 12, 2016 at 5:47 am
        The new magenta Rs. 2,000 notes have all been printed at a facility in India but, barring the design, the security features remain the same as the old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes, a senior government official told.
        1. S
          Nov 11, 2016 at 9:03 am
          its an copy past article, better would have been lt;br/gt;if you could seen an 2000 rupee note by;br/gt;lt;br/gt;if u will look closely you will find a no. of security features. like no. of water marks have been increased 4-5 which one can spot. while earlier note had only one watermark
          1. Francis Monteiro
            Nov 11, 2016 at 7:04 am
            hope security features cannot be copied
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