Banking Awareness – All About ₹10, ₹50, ₹100, ₹200, ₹500 & ₹2000 Notes

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Today we will be discussing all about the ₹10, ₹50, ₹100, ₹200, ₹500 & ₹2000 Notes. Since there were questions from the new notes in Syndicate Bank PGDBF 2018, we find this topic extremely important.

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Security Features of the Notes

The security features of the Mahatma Gandhi New Series banknotes are as follows:

See-through registration device: Consisting of the numeral denomination at the lower left part of the notes on the front and at the lower right of the notes on the back. Used for the ₹10, ₹50, ₹100, ₹200, ₹500 and ₹2,000 notes.

Novel numbering: A set of six digit serial numbers that increase in size from left to right. These serial numbers are located on the top left and bottom right side of the notes.

Latent image: Located on the lower left part of the note’s front, when tilted, the denomination is seen within the panel near the left side of the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. Used for the ₹10, ₹50, ₹100, ₹200, ₹500 and ₹2,000 notes.

Denominational numeral: Located on the left side of the front of the notes, the denominational number is rendered in Devanagari script (₹१०, ₹५०, ₹२००, ₹५००, ₹२०००). This raised some controversies.

Microprinting: Microprinted elements consisting of the letters “RBI”” and its corresponding denominations are located on the left side of the note. Used on the ₹10, ₹50, ₹200, ₹500 and ₹2,000 notes.

Intaglio printing of the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.

Windowed security thread: Located on the front of the notes, the windowed security thread on the ₹10, ₹50, ₹100, ₹200, ₹500 and ₹2,000 notes contain colour-shifting elements and inscriptions of India in Hindi. When the notes are tilted, the colour of the security threads changes from green to blue.

Angular lines: A series of lines placed on both the left and right side of the front of the notes, these angular lines are utilized to help those with visual impairments in identifying the notes. Used on the ₹200, ₹500 and ₹2,000 notes.

The logo of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is also printed on the back of the banknotes of this series.


Each banknote has its amount written in 17 languages. On the obverse, the denomination is written in English and Hindi. On the reverse is a language panel which displays the denomination of the note in 15 of the 22 official languages of India. The languages are displayed in alphabetical order. Languages included on the panel are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

Features of Notes

Here we have listed down all the important features like Reverse Motif, Color, Dimension of the notes.

Note Dimensions Color Obverse Reverse
₹10  63 × 123 mm  Chocolate brown Mahatma Gandhi  Konark Sun Temple
₹50  66 × 135 mm  Fluorescent blue  Mahatma Gandhi  Hampi with Chariot
₹100 66 × 142 mm Lavender Mahatma Gandhi RANI KI VAV
₹200  66 × 146 mm  Bright Yellow  Mahatma Gandhi  Sanchi Stupa
₹500  66 × 150 mm  Stone Grey  Mahatma Gandhi  Red Fort
₹2000  66 × 166 mm  Magenta  Mahatma Gandhi  Mangalyaan


Important Images

The origin of Gandhiji’s Image

The image from where Gandhiji’s face has been taken for the Obverse motif in notes.

₹2000 Note

₹500 Note

₹100 Note

₹200 Note

₹50 Note

₹10 Note

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