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Meet the new Rs 2000 currency note

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:39 IST

PM Narendra Modi's move to demonetise the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes took the nation by surprise on Tuesday night.

The Reserve Bank of India is all set to issue fresh currency notes of Rs 2000. The RBI will issue two sets of currency, once with the inset letter 'R' and the other without the inset letter.

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The new Rs 2000 will bear the signature of RBI Governor Urijit Patel. The back of the notes will bear the year of printing - 2016. The new, magenta notes will also bear a motif of Mangalyaan -India's maiden venture in inter-planetary space missions.

Interestingly, the Rs 2000 note is even smaller than the now defunct Rs 500 note.

The dimension of the banknote is 66 mm * 166 mm.

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You may already know all these details. However, a better understanding of the salient features of the new currency notes will help you identify fake notes in a jiffy. Here's your guide:


  • See-through register with denominational numeral 2000.
  • Latent image with denominational numeral 2000 which can be seen when the note is held at 45 degree angle at the eye level.
  • Denominational numeral 2000 in Devanagari.
  • Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the center.
  • Micro letters 'RBI' and '2000' on the left side of the note.
  • Colour shift windowed security thread with inscriptions 'Bharat' ( in Devanagiri), RBI and 2000. The thread changes colour from green to blue when tilted.
  • Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (2000) watermarks.
  • Number panels with numerals growing from one big on the top left side and bottom right side.
  • Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, Rs 2000 in colour changing ink from green to blue on bottom right.
  • Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right.
  • Horizontal rectangle with Rs 2000 in raised printing on the right.
  • Seven angular bleed lines on left and right side in raised print.


  • Year of printing of the logo
  • Swachch Bharat logo with slogan
  • Language panel towards the centre
  • Motif of Mangalyaan


Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines and identification mark to allow the visually-impaired to identify the notes with ease.

First published: 10 November 2016, 4:11 IST