21 Ways to Check if your new Rs 2000 and Rs 500 notes are Real

People queuing up at banks across the country to exchange their . While the move disrupted the daily lives of hundreds of millions of Indians, economists and some businesses have welcomed it as a vital step towards broadening the formal economy and improving tax compliance. People are trying to swap their old notes for smaller bills and for new 500 and 2,000 rupee notes, which are being rushed into circulation and are designed to be harder to forge.

Here are 21 design and security features of the new banknotes:

New 2000 Rupees Notes India

New 2000 Rupees Notes India

(Points marked in red are features introduced for the visually challenged)

1) See through register with denominational numeral

2) Latent image with denominational numeral

3) Denominational numeral in Devnagari

4) Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre

5) Micro letters ‘RBI’ and Rs ‘2000’ on the left side of the banknote

6) Windowed security thread with inscriptions in Devanagri, ‘Bharat’, RBI and numeral with colour shift. 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 the right

8) Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype watermarks

9) Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side

New 500 Rupees Notes India

New 500 Rupees Notes India

10) Denominational numeral with rupee symbol, the numeral in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right


11) Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right

12) Horizontal rectangle with Rs 2000 in raised print on the right

13) Seven angular bleed lines on the left and right side in raised print

14) Year of printing of the note on the left

15) Swachh Bharat logo with slogan

16) Language panel towards the centre

17) Motif of Mangalyaan

18) Denomination numeral in Devnagari on right

19) Circle with Rs 500 in raised print on the right

20) Five angular bleed lines on left and right side in raised print

21) Red Fort: an image of the Indian heritage site with Indian flag


Source : HindustanTimes

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