The new ₹500 notes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series are different from the present series in colour, size, theme, location of security features and design elements. The size of the new note is 66mm x 150mm. The colour of the notes is stone grey and the predominant new theme is Indian heritage site - Red Fort.
  • Obverse
  • Reverse
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RBI 500
Rollover to view features of the New ₹500 Notes
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See through register in denominational numeral
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Latent image of the denominational numeral
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Denominational numeral in Devnagari
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Orientation and relative position of Mahatma Gandhi portrait changed
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Windowed security thread changes colour from green to blue when note is tilted
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Guarantee clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem shifted towards right
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Portrait and electrotype watermark
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Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side
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Denomination in numerals with Rupee Symbol in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right
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Ashoka pillar emblem on the right
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For visually impaired: Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka pillar emblem, bleed lines and identification mark continue
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Circle with ₹500 in raised print on the right
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For visually impaired: Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka pillar emblem, bleed lines and identification mark continue
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5 bleed lines on left and right in raised print
RBI 500
RBI 500
Rollover to view features of the New ₹500 Notes
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Year of printing of the note on left
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Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
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Language panel towards centre
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Red Fort – an image of Indian heritage site – with Indian flag
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Denominational numeral in Devnagari on right
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