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All about New Rs. 2000 Banknotes issued by RBI

Reserve Bank of India 

Press Releases 

Date : Nov 08, 2016 

Issue of Rs. 2000 Banknotes

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue Rs. 2000 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, without the inset letter, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, and the year of printing ‘2016’ printed on the reverse of the banknote. The new denomination has Motif of Mangalayan on the reverse, depicting the country’s first venture into the interplanetary space. The base colour of the note is magenta. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.

New Picture

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The salient features of the banknotes will be as under:

Obverse (Front)              

  1. See through register with denominational numeral 2000
  2. Latent image with denominational numeral 2000
  3. Denominational numeral २००० in Devnagari
  4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
  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 colour shift. Colour of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted
  7. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right
  8. Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, ₹2000 in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right
  9. 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 For visually impaired Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines and identity mark
  11. Horizontal rectangle with Rs. 2000 in raised print on the right
  12. Seven angular bleed lines on left and right side in raised print

Reverse (Back)

  1. Year of printing of the note on the left
  2. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
  3. Language panel towards the centre
  4. Motif of Mangalayan
  5. Denominational numeral २००० in Devnagari

Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm × 166 mm

Alpana Killawala

Principal Adviser

Press Release : 2016-2017/1144

Category: Bank, cheques, RBI

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