Whenever we heard about fake currency racket, the first thing that comes to our mind is that the shopkeeper is taking our five hundred rupees putting in front of light and scanning with his eyes. Rather than that, we can’t imagine what if our currency note was fake? But RBI (Reserve Bank of India) has embedded several security features on all Indian currency notes.

Long queues in front of ATM’s and people are rushing to the banks after the announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of demonetizing the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes across the country. This bold step is taken to stop the black money in India.

People are trying to swap their old notes to the newly released 500 and 2000 rupee notes. In this process, all are forgetting about whether the note that you have bought is original or fake. Some scammers are taking this as an advantage and releasing the fake currency notes.

With some simple tricks, you alone can find whether the newly released 500 and 2000 currency notes are original or fake.

Front of the note

  • The denominational number 2000 or 500 can be seen when held against the light.
  • The latent image of denomination number can be seen on the back of the note.
  • The numeral 2000 will be written in Devnagari script.
  • A portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre.
  • On the left side of the notes, there will be micro letters of RBI and 500 or 2000.
  • There will be windowed security thread with inscription Bharat, RBI and 500 or 2000 with colour shift.
  • RBI emblem is placed right and the RBI Governor’s signature with promise clause.
  • Watermark of Mahatma Gandhi and electrotype of 500 or 2000 watermark.
  • On the number panel, the numbers place small to big order on the top left and at the right bottom.
  • The Ashok Pillar is on the right.

Reverse of Note

  • On the left side, you can find Year of printing of the note.
  • And also the Swachh Bharat logo at the left.
  • Language panel towards the centre.
  • A motif of Mangalayan which covers most of the note.

For visually impaired

  • Raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashok Pillar, bleed lines and the identification mark.
  • A horizontal rectangle with the raised 500 or 2000 print on the right.
  • Several angular bleed lines with raised print on left and right sides.

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