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New 500 Rupee Note

Mr. C.S. Sudheer | Posted On Thursday, November 10,2016, 05:18 PM

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New 500 Rupee Note



You withdraw INR 5000 from the ATM. You go to a hotel and pay the bill of INR 2000. The hotel manager tells you, one of your 500 Rupee notes is a fake. What….you withdrew the money from an ATM of a reputed bank. How can the 500 rupee note be a fake? Yes…your 500 rupee note is a fake, even though it came out of the ATM. You are not alone. Several of our citizens are victims of these fake 500 rupee notes.

A lot of these fake 500 and 1000 rupee notes, are in circulation in our economy, to the tune of INR 400 Crores. These fake notes bankroll terrorists, who want to hurt our Nation. The Government wants to put an end to this.

The Government has demonetized 500 and 1000 rupee notes. The Government has introduced new 500 and 2000 rupee notes, which will soon be in circulation.

Check out the features of the new 500 rupee note:

  • These new 500 rupee notes, introduced on November 10th 2016, are different from the present series, in color, size, themes, design elements and even location of security features.
  • Size of the new 500 rupee note : 63 mm * 150 mm
  • The note will be of stone grey color.
  • You have a see-through register, in 500 denominational numeral.
  • There is the Ashoka emblem on the right side of the note.
  • There will also be a denominational numeral in Devnagari.
  • The number panel has numerals growing from small to big, on the top left side and bottom right side.

The main theme of the 500 rupee note:

Indian Heritage Site - Red Fort

The RBI will issue the new 500 rupee denomination notes, in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. These notes will have the inset letter “E” in both the number panels. These notes will have the signature of the RBI Governor, Dr Urjit Patel. The 500 rupee note will bear the year of printing ‘2016’ and also the ‘Swachh Bharat’ logo. These will be printed on the reverse of the bank note.

How do the visually impaired identify these new 500 rupee notes?

The 500 rupee note will also have features such as intaglio printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait (raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait), Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines, circle with 500 in the right. The 500 note has five bleed lines, on both the left and right side, in raised print.

On the reverse of the note you will see:

  • The Swachh Bharat logo, with a slogan.
  • On the back of the 500 rupee note you will see, the image of the Red Fort, with the Indian Flag placed on it.
  • The year of printing of the note on the left.
  • The language panel, towards the center of the note.


Yes…it’s time to say bye to those fake 500 and 1000 rupee notes. No longer will shopkeepers, hotel managers and  bank clerks, look twice at you and then at the 500 rupee note, you give them. Proudly present your 500 Rupee note and be a strong citizen of the Nation. Be Wise, Get Rich.

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