Wednesday, 9 November 2016

All You Need To Know About New Rs 500 and Rs 2000 Currency Notes

With Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes losing its worth, RBI is all set to issue new currency notes. Government to fight back the rampant corruption and the black money issues, on Tuesday, declared the abolition of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. The new Rs 500 and Rs 2000 note will have the signature of the RBI Governor Urjit Patel. The printing year ‘2016’ and the and Swachh Bharat Logo will be seen printed on the reverse side of the banknote. There are a lot more features in the new currency notes.
The RBI will be issuing the new banknotes of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 denomination sooner. The RBI won’t be issuing Rs 1000 notes any further.

The new Rs 500 and Rs 2000 notes will be quite different from the rest of the banknotes. In terms of appearance as well as in terms of security, everything will be different for this new bunch of notes.

New Currency Note of Rs. 500

Talking about the new Rs 500 notes, it has some news features. The new Rs. 500 notes are quite different from the ‘old’ series of notes. It has a different color with a new size as well as a new theme. In short, the design elements are totally different from the previous Rs 500 notes.
The size of the new Rs 500 note is 63mm x 150 mm. Whereas the old note measured 73mm x 167mm.  The color of the note is stone gray. The new theme for the new note is the Indian heritage site, Red Fort.

New Currency Note of Rs. 2000

Some different features of the new banknotes of Rs 2000 denomination, as per the RBI:


The Rs 2000 notes will be a part of Mahatma Gandhi New Series. The new denomination has a motif of the Mangalaayan, depicting India's first venture into space and a tribute to Indian Scientists. Magenta is the new base color of the Rs 2000 denomination note. The size of the new note is 66 mm x 166 mm.

RBI highlighted the Identification and features of the new Rs 500 note and Rs 2000 notes.

Here are the features present on the front side of the new currency notes:

It has a See-through register in denomination number with a Latent image with the denomination number. The Denomination number is written in Devanagari language. The Orientation and relative position of Mahatma Gandhi portrait has changed compared to the previous currency notes. Security thread changes color. It changes from green to blue when the note is held in the hand. The Guarantee clause along with the Governor’s signature with the promise clause and also the RBI emblem is shifted towards the right of the new note. Portrait and electrotype watermarks are present on the new currency note. Number panel with numerals increasing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side of the note. Denomination number with the Rupee symbol is marked with a color changing ink. It changes from green to blue, present on the bottom right. Ashoka Pillar emblem is on the right of the note.

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For visually impaired citizens:


  • A raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait along with the Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines are present on the new banknotes.
  • A Circle with Rs 500 in raised print on the right. Five bleed lines on left and right in raised printing are present for the ease of the visually impaired people.
  • For the new Rs. 2000 note a Horizontal rectangle with Rs 2000 in raised print on the right. Seven angular bleed lines on left and right side in raised print is present on the front side of the new note.



The features on the Back side of the new Rs 500 and Rs 2000 notes:



The year of printing of the note is written on the left of the backside of the note. A Swachh Bharat logo with a slogan is marked on the new notes. A Language panel is present towards the center of the note. Red Fort with the Indian flag image is present on the back side of the note. Denominational number written in Devanagari language is on right side of the note.

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