Know Your New Rs. 2000 and Rs. 500 Note

There are some interesting things to 'note' here; 17 to be exact.

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With the banning of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, there came the news of launching of a new Rs 2000 note. Now, the question that was on the minds of many is that how will introducing a new Rs 2000 note help curb black money and what is new about the note. So to answer such question, below are a few things about the new note that could put some light on the matter. So read on:


1. See through register with denominational numeral 2000 can be seen when the note is held against light.
2. Latent image with denominational numeral 2000 which can be seen when the banknote is held at 45 degree angle at the eye level.
3. Denominational numeral 2000 in Devnagari.
4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi in the centre.
5. Micro letters 'RBI' and '2000'.
6. Colour shift windowed security thread with inscriptions 'भारत', ‘RBI’ and ‘2000’. 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 right.
8. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (2000) watermarks.
9. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.
10. Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, 2000 in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right.
11. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right.

For visually impaired:

Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines and identification mark.
12. Horizontal rectangle with 2000 in raised print on the right.
13. Seven angular bleed lines on left and right side in raised print.


14. Year of printing of the note.
15. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan.
16. Language panel towards the centre.
17. Motif of Mangalayan - reflecting country's first venture in the interplanetary space.

The features are similar for Rs. 500 note as well.

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