What is counterfeit money?

Counterfeiting is the oldest technique used by fraudsters to cheat unsuspecting individuals of their money. Here, the fraudster may handover an imitation currency in exchange for real bank notes under various pretexts like making change or offering help.

What you can do to avoid being a victim of counterfeit notes:

Rs 2000

The Reserve Bank of India is introducing new design banknotes in the denomination of ₹2000 as part of Mahatma Gandhi(New) Series. The new denomination has motif of the Mangalyaan on the reverse, depicting the country's first venture in interplanetary space. The base colour of the note is magenta. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both on the obverse and the reverse. The size of the new note is 66mm x 166mm

1. See through Register

2. Latent image

3. Denominational numeral in Devnagari

4. Mahatma Gandhi portrait

5. Micro letters “RBI” & “2000”

6. Security thread with inscription “Bharat”

7. Guarantee clause

8. Portrait and electrotype watermark

9. Number panel

10. Denomination in numerals

11. Ashoka pillar emblem

12. Intaglio printing

13. Intaglio printing on the lines for visually impaired


Rs 500

The new ₹500 notes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series are different from the present series in colour, size, theme, location of security features and design elements. The size of the new note is 66mm x 150mm. The colour of the notes is stone grey and the predominant new theme is Indian heritage site - Red Fort.

1. See through Register

2. Latent image

3. Denominational numeral in Devnagari

4. Mahatma Gandhi portrait

5. Security thread

6. Guarantee clause

7. Portrait and electrotype watermark

8. Number panel

9. Denomination in numerals

10. Ashoka pillar emblem

11. Intaglio printing

12. Intaglio printing on the lines for visually impaired


Rs 200

Front

Salient features of the New ₹200 Notes

1. See through register with denominational numeral 200,

2. Latent image with denominational numeral 200,

3. Denominational numeral २०० in Devnagari,

4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre,

5. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘India’ and ‘200’,

6. Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI 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 of Mahatma Gandhi portrait,

8. Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, ₹ 200 in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right,

9. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right,

10. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (200) watermarks,

11. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side,

12. For visually impaired
Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised Identification mark H with micro-text ₹ 200, four angular bleed lines with two circles in between the lines both on the right and left sides

Reverse

13. Year of printing of the note on the left,

14. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan,

15. Language panel,

16. Motif of Sanchi Stupa,

17. Denominational numeral २०० in Devnagari

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