The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday said it will shortly put into circulation New Currency Notes in the denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 incorporating three new/revised features. And don’t go bonkers next time you look at them ( No your vegetable seller didn’t con you with those notes ). Here’s How You Recognize them..
Feature One : Ascending Size Of Numerals
RBI explained the feature as being – the numerals in both the numbering panels of banknotes will be in ascending size from left to right, while the first three alpha-numeric characters will remain constant in size.
Feature Two : Bleed Lines On The Side
The banknotes of Rs 500 denomination will have five angular bleed lines in three sets of 2-1-2 lines on the obverse in both, the upper left and the right hand edge of the banknote. Rs 1,000 banknotes will have six angular bleed lines in four sets of 1-2-2-1 lines on the obverse in both, the upper left and right hand edge of the banknotes. These will facilitate identification of these notes by visually impaired persons, RBI said in the press release.
Feature Three : Enlarged Identification Marks
The existing identification mark (circular-shape in Rs 500 and diamond in Rs 1,000) near the left edge of the banknote will have been enlarged.
” The current banknotes will be without inset letter in the number panels. The notes will bear signature of Raghuram G Rajan, Governor. The year of printing (2015) appears on the reverse. Except for these features, the overall design of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes have been retained,” the central bank said.