How To Identify Fake or Real Rs 500 Rupee Notes

Do you know what are the security features of new Rs 500 notes? After banning of old Rs 500 notes, the new Rs 500 currency notes are yet to be circulated, but already in RBI website Govt has shared about how the note will look like and what are the security features they put on that to make it identical.

In future one should know about these features to avoid further fake Rs 500 currency. The notes are completely different from the old Rs 500 currency notes. And here are the 17 unique features to keep this notes unique from old Rs 500 notes.

Security Features of New Rs 500 Currency Note

The new Rs 500 notes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series are different from the SBN (Withdrawn series) in color, size, theme, location of security features and design elements. The size of the new note is 66mm X 150mm. The color of the notes is stone grey and predominant new theme is Indian heritage site – Red Fort.

From the pictures below, it is clearly identified and when you receive the new Rs 500 currency note you can easily match with that and understand the points. I have written the same mentioned in the picture below.

Security features of Rs 500 currency notes

1. See through register in denominational numeral
2. latent image of the denominational numeral
3. Denominational numeral in Devanagari
4. Orientation and relative position of mahatma Gandhi portrait changed
5. Windowed security thread changes color from green to blue when note is tilted
6. Guarantee clause, Governor’s signature with promise clause and RBI emblem shifted towards right
7. Portrait and electrotype watermark
8. number panel with numbers growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side
9. Denomination in numerals with Rupee symbol in color changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right
10. Ashoka pillar emblem on the right

For Visually Impaired

Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka pillar emblem, bleed lines and identification mark continue

11. Circle with 500 in raised print on the right
12. 5 bleed lines on left and right in raised print

Here is the points to note on Reverse Side of the note

Security features of Rs 500 currency notes reverse side

13. Year of printing of the note on left
14. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
15. Language panel towards center
16. Red Fort – an image of Indian heritage site with Indian flag
17. Denominational numeral in Devanagari on right

This information is originally shared in RBI official website and I took the images from there only. You can refer to the original image in RBI’s site also. Make sure you have spread about this to your social media friends so that they also know how to identify fake Rs 500 notes in future after knowing the actual security features of the new Rs 500 notes.


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