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:
- See through register in denominational numeral
- Latent image with denominational numeral
- Denominational numeral in Devnagari
- Orientation and relative position of Mahatma Gandhi portrait changed.
- Windowed security thread changes colour from green to blue when note is tilted.
- Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right
- Portrait and electrotype watermarks
- Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side
- Denomination in numerals with Rupee Symbol in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right.
- 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.
- Circle wiith Rs.500 in raised print on the right
- 5 bleed lines on left and right side in raised print
- Year of printing of the note on left
- Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
- Language panel towards the centre
- Red Fort – an image of Indian heritage site with Indian flag.
- Denomination numeral in Devnagari on right
New design notes in other denominations will follow