Indian currency Features | RBI tips to find Genuine Rs.1000 notes

August 26th, 2009| How To, News.

Reserve Bank of India
Department of Currency Management
RBI notes featutes

Banknote of Rs.1000 denomination in Mahatma Gandhi series with additional/ new security features bearing signature of Dr.Y.V.Reddy, Governor


Obverse (Font) Side
See through Register: The floral design printed both on the fond and reverse in the middle of the vertical band next to watermark window has the denominational numeral “1000”.  Half the numeral is printed on the front and half on the reverse.  Both the printed portions have an accurate back to back registration so that the numeral appears as one when viewed.

Identification Mark: A diamond with intaglio print, which can be felt by touch, helps the visually impaired to identify the denomination.

Watermark: The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, the multi directional lines and an electrolate mark showing the denominational numeral “1000” appear in this section and these can be viewed better when the banknote is held against light.

Intaglio Printing: The portrait of Mahama Gandhi, the Reserve Bank seal, guarantee and promise clause, Ashoka Pillar emblem on the left, RBI Governor’s signature on the banknotes and the ike notification mark for the visually impaired persons are printed in intaglio, which can be felt by touch.

Security Thread: 3mm wide security thread with inscriptions “Bharat (in hindi script)”1000” and “RBI” and colour shift from green to blue when viewed from different angles.  It will fluoresce in yellow on the reverse and the text will fluoresce on the observe under ultraviolet light.  The thread is visible as a continuous line from behind when held up against light.

Micro lettering: The letters, “RBI”and the numeral “1000” can be viewed with the help of a magnifying glass in the zone between the Mahatma Gandhi portrait ant the vertical band.

Latent Image: The vertical band contains latent image showing the numeral1000 when the banknote is held horizontally at eye level.

Optically Variable Ink (OVI): The colour of the numeral 1000 appears green when the banknote is held flat but would change to blue when the banknote is held ant and angle. The font size is reduced.

Reverse (Back) side

Omron Anti photocopying Feature:
The feature (small circles) appears ont he observe (front ) side on either side of the legend Reserve Bank of India and in the right margin on the  reverse (back). The highlighted portion as illustrated below in the banknote when photocopied will exhibit a different colour distinct from genuine banknote.

Other Salient Features:
Paper: The new series of Rs.1000Banknote has paper with increased grammage and caliper thickness.
Colour: The overall color scheme on the reserve (back) is altered will appear red in overall appearance whith the language panel, numeral 1000 and Bharatiya Reserve Bank (in hindi script) in brown colour.

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