New Security 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 Security 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