The new Rs 500 and 2,000 notes will be out tomorrow. The Reserve Bank of India says that the new notes will be hard to fake since it would have several features. These are being called as "high security" notes.
The decision to withdraw the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes was taken for two reasons. One is to curtail black money and two to put an end to the fake currency racket. While the fake currency racketeers always try and fake a high denomination note, it would be tough for them to replicate the Rs 2,000 note due to high security features.
While all the security features in the note have not been revealed due to security reasons, here are some of the features of the Rs 2,000 note which will make it hard to replicate or fake.
The new high security note:
- The new Rs 2,000 note will have a see-through register with the denominational numeral 2,000 which can be seen when the note is held up against light.
- The latent image with the denominational numeral 2,000 can be seen when the bank note is held at a 45 degree angle close to your eye.
- There will be a raised print of Mahatma Gandhi'sm potrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, identity marks and bleed lines which will help visually impaired.
- The 2,000 rupees notes have a motif of the Mangalayan, India's Mars mission and the base colour is magenta.
- The note will have a colour shifting windowed security thread with the inscription 'भारत', RBI and 2,000. This colour thread would change from green to blue when the note is lifted.