The Reserve Bank of India is releasing a new 2000 currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination soon.

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing the withdrawal of currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 in circulation from the midnight of November 8, 2016, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is introducing other currency notes of higher denomination.

According to a statement from the central bank: “The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue Rs 2,000 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, without the inset letter, bearing signature of Urjit R Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, and the year of printing ‘2016’ printed on the reverse of the banknote.”

The statement goes on to add: “The new denomination has a motif of Mangalayan on the reverse, depicting the country’s first venture into the interplanetary space. The base color of the note is magenta. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall color scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.”

The new note will, as usual, have features to ensure that people recognize it as original and not fake. It will also have features for the visually-impaired.

Here are a list features of 2000 currency notes

  1. See-through register with denominational numeral 2000
  2. Latent image with denominational numeral 2000
  3. Denominational numeral २००० in Devanagari
  4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the center.
  5. Micro letters ‘RBI’ and ‘2000’ on the left side of the banknote
  6. Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’, RBI and 2000 on banknotes with color shift. 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. Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, ‘2000’ in color changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right
  9. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right, Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (2000)  watermarks
  10. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side
  11. For the 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

On the reverse side:

  1. Year of printing of the note on the left
  2. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
  3. Language panel towards the center.
  4. Motif of Mangalayan
  5. Denominational numeral २००० in Devanagari

The final feature is that the dimension of the currency note will be 66 mm × 166 mm.


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