The new Indian Rs. 2,000 note may not pass a graphic design test because of ignoring the basic principles. For example, the note has too many fonts and misaligned elements. The basic layout grid is missing. Poor color choice…
Aesthetics may be missing but it can buy you simple 20 meals (@ Rs. 100 / meal). So you have to learn about the new narrow note to avoid get cheated. The note, a part of the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series, measures 6.6 * 16.6 cm (66*166mm, height*length).
The artwork of magenta note includes
- An image of the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on the obverse
- The Mangalyaan, the Mars Orbit Mission by India on the reverse side, reminds about the maiden interplanetary achievement of the country.
- On the reverse, elephant, peacock (national bird), and lotus (national flower) patterns but the pattern repetition is not consistent.
Denomination Numeral 2,000
The denomination numeral 2,000 is printed in the following areas on the obverse side of the note:
- Hold the note against the light and look at the see through register area. You will find 2K in a circle and the vertical numeral 2,000.
- Hold the note at 45 degree angle at the eye level to find hidden image of denomination numeral.
- Denomination numeral is written in Devanagari script near see through register.
- Denomination numeral is written in micro letters near raised bleed lines on the left side. This requires magnifying glass to read.
- The numeral is inscribed on the color shift windowed security thread. Hold the note against the light to read the text on the thread.
- The blank space on the right of the RBI emblem features electrotype watermark consisting of a portrait of the Father and denomination numeral. An electrotype watermark, a very clear, light, and thin watermark, is created while manufacturing the paper.
- In the bottom right section of obverse, rupee symbol precedes the denomination numeral in the ink that changes color from green to blue.
- Rupee symbol precedes the denomination numeral written near ear of the Father.
Do you know that India introduced a two thousand rupee note for the first time in 2016?
The denomination numeral 2,000 is printed in the following areas of the reverse side of the note:
- Three corners, top left, top right (Devanagari script), and right bottom.
- In the middle of the right section
- In all these four places, the numeral is prefixed with rupee symbol.
Denomination in Words (Two Thousand Rupees)
The denomination is printed in words in the following sections:
- On the reverse in the top section, denomination in English
- On the reverse in the left section, denomination in Hindi in vertical orientation
- On the reverse in the language panel placed on the left of the motif of Mangalyaan, denomination is written in words in the following 15 languages in alphabetical order:
- On the obverse in the top section, denomination in Hindi
Color Shift Windowed Security Thread
- The words “Bharat” in Devanagari script and “RBI” in English are also inscribed on the thread. Hold the note against the light to read the inscriptions on the thread.
- Tilt the note to check whether color of the security thread changes from green to blue.
Emblems, Promise, Signature on Obverse of Note
- Asoka Pillar emblem in the right bottom section
- Emblem of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) after the thread
- Signature of RBI’s Governor (Mr. Urjit Patel) in English and Hindi after the thread
- Promise Clause by the Governor after the thread
- Guarantee Clause by the Central Government in Devanagari and English scripts in the top section
Features for Visually Impaired
Visually impaired can feel the raised print of the following:
- Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi
- Asoka Pillar emblem on the right side of the obverse side of the note
- 7 angular bleed lines on the left and right side of the obverse side of the note
- Denomination numeral in a rectangle, the identification mark on the right side of the obverse side of the note
5 Exclusive Features on Reverse
- Note printing year
- Swachh Bharat logo and slogan
- A language panel that has denomination numeral in 15 languages.
- Motif of Mangalyaan
- Inconsistent patterns of elephant, peacock (national bird), and lotus (national flower)
Now you can use the note without any fear. Go use it.