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How to identify fake Rs 2000 and Rs 500 notes

For those of you, who have stood in long queues and have managed to exchange your old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes and for those of you who have managed to withdraw the new Rs. 2000 and Rs. 500 notes from the ATMs, my hearty congratulations! However, with this feat, arises another question in our minds, ‘How do we identify the fake Rs. 2000 and Rs. 500 notes which are being printed by some fraudsters and protect ourselves from getting cheated’? In this article, we shall list the features of genuine Rs. 2000 and Rs. 500 notes and tell how to identify fake notes. Identifying fake currency notes is simple. They will not have the features of genuine Rs. 2000 and Rs. 500 notes. Read more on Demonetization Here are the features of genuine Rs. 2000 notes:

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For the new Rs. 2000 notes:

 

Front Side:

  • See through register with denominational numeral 2000 can be seen when the note is held against light.
  • Latent image with denominational numeral 2000 can be seen when the banknote is held at 45 degree angle to the eye level.
  • The denominational numeral 2000 is in Devnagari language.
  • Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi is in the center.
  • Micro letters ‘RBI’ and ‘2000’ can also be seen.
  • The note has color shift windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘Bharath (in Hindi)’ RBI and 2000. Color of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted.
  • Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right.
  • Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (2000) watermarks.
  • Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.
  • Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, Rs. 2000 in color changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right.
  • Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right.
  • Horizontal rectangle with €2000 in raised print on the right.
  • Seven angular bleed lines on left and right side in raised print.

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Back side:

  • Year of printing of the note.
  • Swachh Bharat logo with slogan.
  • Language panel towards the center.
  • Motif of Mangalayan – reflecting country’s first venture in the interplanetary space.

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For the new Rs. 500 note:

 

Front side:

  • See through register in denomination numeral.
  • Latent image of the denomination numeral.
  • Denomination numeral in Devnagari.
  • Orientation of Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait changed.
  • Windowed security thread changes from green to blue when note is tilted.
  • Guarantee clause, Governor’s signature, RBI emblem shifted towards right.
  • Portrait and electrotype watermarks.
  • Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on top left and bottom right sides.
  • Denomination in numerals with Rupee symbol in color changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right.
  • Ashoka pillar emblem on right.
  • Circle with Rs. 500 in raised print on the right.
  • Bleed lines on left and right in raised print.

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Back side:

  • Year of printing of the note on the left side.
  • Swachh Bharat logo with the slogan.
  • Language panel towards the center.
  • Red Fort-an image of Indian heritage site with Indian flag.
  • The denominational numeral in Devnagari on the right side.

Thus we have listed the features of the genuine, new Rs. 2000 and Rs. 500 notes. Remember fake currency notes will not have these features which the original notes have. That’s how you can identify fake Rs. 2000 and Rs. 500 note and save yourself from being cheated by fraudsters who print fake currency notes. I know all of our dear readers are intelligent. Just remember to follow these guidelines and get and use only genuine currency notes. Read more on Startup News

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