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    On November 8, 2016 the Government of India demonitised the previous INR 1000 and INR 500 notes, after which, new versions of bank notes for INR 200, 100, 50 and 10 denominations were introduced. However, even today a lot of people cannot tell the difference between a fake note and RBI issued ones. In this section, we are listing out the various points which would help you identify a real note from a fake one.

    Salient features of 2000 INR note

    Obverse :
    1. See through register in denominational numeral 2000 can be seen when the note is held against light.
    2. Latent image of the denominational numeral 2000 which can be seen when the banknote is held at 45 degree angle at the eye level
    3. Denominational numeral in Devnagari
    4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi in the centre
    5. Micro letter “RBI” and ‘2000'
    6. Colour shift windowed security thread with inscriptions RBI and 2000. 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. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (`2000) watermarks.
    9. Number panel with numerals from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side
    10. Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, `2000 in colour changes ink (green to blue) on bottom right.

    For visually impaired :
    1. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines and Identification mark
    2. Horizontal rectangle with `2000 in raised print on the right

    Reverse :
    1. Seven angular bleed lines on left and right side in raised print
    2. Year of printing of the note.
    3. Swach Bharat logo with slogan
    4. Language panel towards the centre
    5. Motif of Manealayan - reflecting country’s first venture in the interplanetary space

    New design notes in other denominations will follow
    for more details on banknotes in the denomination of `2000 please visit:www.paisaboltahai.rbi.org.in

    Salient features of 500 INR note

    Obverse :

     

    1. See through register in denominational numeral
    2. Latent image of the denominational numeral
    3. Denominational numeral in Devnagari
    4. Orientation and relative Position of Mahatma Gandhi portrait changed
    5. Windowed security thread changes colour from green to blue when note is titled.
    6. Guarantee clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem shifted towards right.
    7. Portrait and electrotype watermark
    8. Number panel with numerals from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side
    9. Denomination in numerals with Rupee Symbol in colour changing ink (screen to blue) on bottom right.
    10. Ashoka pillar emblem on the right
    11. Circle with 500 in raised print on the right
    12. Five bleed lines on left and right in raised print
    13. Year of print of the note on left
    14. Swach Bharat logo with slogan.
    15. Language panel towards centre
    16. Red Fort - an image of Indian heritage site with Indian flag.
    17. Denominational numeral in Devnagari on right

    New design notes in other denominations will follow
    for more details visit : www.paisaboltahai.rbi.org.in

    Salient features of 200 INR note

    1. See through register with denominational numeral 200,
    2. Latent image with denominational numeral 200,
    3. Denominational numeral 200 in Devnagari,
    4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre,
    5. Micro letters 'RBI','भारत' 'India' and '200',
    6. Windowed security thread with inscription 'भारत' and RBI with colour 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 of Mahatma Gandhi portrait,
    8. Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, रु200 in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right,
    9. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right,
    10. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (200) watermarks,
    11. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side,
    For visually impaired
    1. Intagio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait,Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised identification mark H with micro-text रु 200,four angular bleed lines with two circles in between the lines both on the right and left sides
    1. Year of printing of the note on the left,
    1. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan,
    1. Language panel,
    1. Motif of Sanchi Stupa,
    1. Denominational numeral 200 in Devnagari

    Salient features of 100 INR note

    1. See through register with denominational numeral 100,
    2. Latent image with denominational numeral 100,
    3. Denominational numeral १०० in Devnagari,
    4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre,
    5. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘India’ and ‘100’,
    6. Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI with colour 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
      of Mahatma Gandhi portrait,
    8. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right,
    9. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (100) watermarks,
    10. Number panel with numerals in ascending font on the top left side and bottom right side,
    11. For visually impaired intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised triangular identification mark with micro-text 100, four angular bleed lines both on the right and left sides.
    12. Year of printing of the note on the left,
    13. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan,
    14. Language panel,
    15. Motif of RANI KI VAV,
    16. Denominational numeral १०० in Devnagari.

    Salient features of 50 INR note

    1. See through register with denominational numeral 50,
    2. Denominational numeral ५० in Devnagari,
    3. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre,
    4. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘INDIA’ and ‘50’,
    5. Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI,
    6. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait,
    7. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right,
    8. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (50) watermarks,
    9. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.
    10. Year of printing of the note on the left,
    11. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan,
    12. Language panel,
    13. Motif of Hampi with Chariot,
    14. Denominational numeral ५० in Devnagari.

    Salient features of 10 INR note

    1. See through register with denominational numeral 10
    2. Denominational numeral १० in Devnagari,
    3. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre,
    4. Micro letters 'RBI', ‘भारत ', ‘INDIA' and '10',
    5. Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI,
    6. Guarantee Clause, Governor's signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait,
    7. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right,
    8. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (10) watermarks,
    9. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.
    10. Year of printing of the note on the left,
    11. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan,
    12. Language panel,
    13. Motif of Sun Temple, Konark,
    14. Denominational numeral १० in Devnagari.