2000 note

Prime Minister Narendra Modi caught everyone by surprise on Tuesday when he announced that the currency notes of ₹500 and ₹1000 wouldn’t be counted as a legal tenders from midnight.

The Reserve Bank of India detailed out the new currency in a press release issued late night. It has details of all the key features of ₹2000 note including features for the visually impaired.

The new ₹2000 note measures 166 x 66 mm, slightly smaller than the ₹1,000 denomination which was measured at 177 x 73 mm. The color of the new note is magenta.


Here are the key features of the new ₹2000 note:

  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. Tilting the note changes the color of the thread from green to blue.
  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.
  14. Year of printing of the note on the left.
  15. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan.
  16. Language panel towards the center.
  17. Motif of Mangalayan.
  18. Denominational numeral २००० in Devanagari.

The new notes would be available for circulation from 10 November. RBI has said that the roll out will take place gradually so that there is enough awareness around.

 

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