Introduction: How to Identify ₹2000 Note

The base color of the note is magenta. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall color scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.

Step 1: Observe Frontside

Picture of Observe Frontside

These Observations are set by RBI

The salient features of the banknotes will be as under :-

1. See through register with denominational numeral 2000

2. Latent image with denominational numeral 2000

3. Denominational numeral २००० in Devanagari

4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the center

5. Micro letters ‘RBI’ and ‘2000’ on the left side of the banknote

6. Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’, RBI and 2000 on banknotes with colour shift. Colour of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted

7. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right

8. Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, ₹2000 in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right

9. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (2000) watermarks

10. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side

Step 2: For Visually Impaired

Picture of For Visually Impaired

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

11. Horizontal rectangle with ₹2000 in raised print on the right

12. Seven angular bleed lines on left and right side in raised print

Step 3: Reverse (Back)

Picture of Reverse (Back)

13. Year of printing of the note on the left

14. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan 15. Language panel towards the center 16. Motif of Mangalayan 17. Denominational numeral २००० in Devanagari Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm × 166 mm


Anirudh Ralhan (author)2016-11-22

A really revolutionary step by the P.M of India. It was really irritating and tiring to stand in lines to get our notes exchanged but small term pain really brings long term benefits. Nice instructable. Thanks for sharing. I have seen the 2000 note but the 500 one is still left. Those are not yet available at my city. I have also attached a pic launched by the RBI on how to indentify both new notes. It May be helpful to others :)

thanks! even it took me 3 days to take this note in my pocket, first 2 days i scared of queue, on third day & after 5 hours, But we all appreciate this change.

True :)

rafununu (author)2016-11-22

The symbol is beautiful and modern style.

RajenderK4 (author)rafununu2016-11-22

Yeah like too.