With the older Rs 500 currency note being rendered worthless by Modi government, it is very important to know what the new Rs 500 note looks like and what its salient features are. The new Rs 500 currency note will have the signature of RBI governor Urjit Patel. It will also have the year of printing ‘2016’ and the and Swachh Bharat Logo printed on the reverse of the banknote.
The new note, with stone grey base colour, will have the Red Fort – an image of Indian heritage site with Indian flag on the reverse. The size is 63mmx150mm. The banknote also has features (intaglio printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines, circle with Rs 500 in the right, and the identification mark) which enable the visually impaired person to identify the denomination. How can you identify the new Rs 500 note? What are its salient features? We take a look:
Identification and salient features on the front of the new Rs 500 note, as highlighted by RBI:
1. See through register in denomination numeral
2. Latent image of the denomination numeral
3. Denomination numeral in Devnagari
4. Orientation & relative position of Mahatma Gandhi portrait changed
5. Windowed security thread changes colour changes from green to blue when note is held
6. Guarantee clause, Governor’s signature with promise clause and RBI emblem shifted 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 bottom right
10. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right.
Identification and salient features on the front of the Rs 500 note, for visually impaired, as highlighted by RBI:
Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines and identity mark continue
11. Circle with Rs 500 in raised print on the right
12. 5 bleed lines on left and right in raised in print
Identification and salient features on the back of the Rs 500 note, as highlighted by RBI:
13. Year of printing of the note on the left
14. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
15. Language panel towards the centre
16. Red Fort – an image of Indian heritage site with Indian flag
17. Denominational numeral in Devnagari on right