RBI Issues Rs 500 Note in a New Series

Updated on: Jan 13th, 2022


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The new Rs.500 notes are different from the present series in colour, size, theme, location of security features and design elements. The size of the new note is 63mm x 150mm. The colour of the notes is stone grey and the predominant new theme is Indian heritage site – Red Fort.

Features of the New Rs. 500 Note. Observe:

  1. See through register in denominational numeral
  2. Latent image with denominational numeral
  3. Denominational numeral in Devnagari
  4. Orientation and relative position of Mahatma Gandhi portrait changed.
  5. Windowed security thread changes colour from green to blue when note is tilted.
  6. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right
  7. Portrait and electrotype watermarks
  8. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side
  9. Denomination in numerals with Rupee Symbol in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right.
  10. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right

For visually impaired:

Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines and identity mark continue.

  1. Circle wiith Rs.500 in raised print on the right
  2. 5 bleed lines on left and right side in raised print


  1. Year of printing of the note on left
  2. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
  3. Language panel towards the centre
  4. Red Fort – an image of Indian heritage site with Indian flag.
  5. Denomination numeral in Devnagari on right

New design notes in other denominations will follow.

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The new 500 Rupees notes differ in color, size, theme, security features, and design elements. It features the Red Fort as the predominant theme and includes various security features for authenticity. Details include changes in size, color, security thread, watermark, and design elements.

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