New Features of INR 500

The new INR 500 and INR 2000 notes that are released following the announcement of PMO India, Narendra Modi, have the following new features.

Obverse
  • 1 : See-through register in denominational numeral.

  • 2 : Latent image of the denomination numeral.

  • 3 : Denomination numeral in Devnagari.

  • 4 : Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait in centre facing to right.

  • 5 : Windowed security thread that changes colours from green to blue when the note is tilted.

  • 6 : Guarantee clause, Governor's signature with promise clause and RBI emblem tilted towards the right

  • 7 : Portrait and electrotype watermarks.

  • 8 : Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.

    9 : Denomination in numerals with rupee symbol in colour changing ink (green to blue) on the bottom right.

    10 : Ashoka pillar emblem on the right.

    For visually impaired:

    Intaglio or Raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait, Ashokan pillar emblem and an identification mark.

    11 :Circle with Rs 500 in raised print on the right.

    12 :Five bleed lines on left and right in raised print.

Reverse
  • 1 : Year of printing of the note on left

  • 2 : Swachh Bharat logo with the slogan.

    3 : Language panel towards the centre.

    4 : Red Fort with Indian flag.

    5 : Denomination numeral in Devnagari on right.

New Features of INR 2000
Obverse
  • 1 : See-through register with denominational numeral 2000.

  • 2 : Latent image with denominational numeral 2000.

    3 : Denominational numeral in Devnagari.

    4 : Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre.

    5 : Micro letters ‘RBI’ and ‘2000’ on the left side of the banknote.

    6 : Windowed security thread with inscriptions and a colour shift 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 the bottom right.

    11 : Ashokan Pillar emblem on the right.

    For visually impaired :

    Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines and identity 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.

Reverse
  • 1 : Year of printing on the note

  • 2 : Swachh Bharat logo with the slogan

    3 : Language panel towards the centre

    4 : Motif of Mangalyan - reflecting country's first venture in the interplanetary space