SECURITY FEATURES OF INDIAN CURRENCY (₹ 2000; ₹ 500)

By @forensicfield

Introduction

Whether before demonetization or after demonetization, a discussion on fake currency notes has been doing the rounds. Counterfeiting is a major problem in banknotes. To prevent counterfeiting various types of security features has been included in currency notes. These security features make currency difficult to counterfeit. Each currency has special features such as micro lettering, paper quality, intaglio printing, watermark, identification mark, security thread, latent image, optically variably ink, see through register etc.

How to differentiate between Fake currency and Genuine currency?

What are the Punishments related to fake currencies?

Here all above topics have been discussed.

CONTENTS
👉 SECURITY FEATURES OF ₹ 2000 & ₹ 500.
👉 TIPS FOR DETECTION OF FORGED NOTES.
👉 HOW TO CHECK WHETHER A BANKNOTE IS GENUINE OR FAKE.
👉 LEGAL PROVISIONS AGAINST COUNTERFEITING.

SECURITY FEATURES OF ₹ 2000 & ₹ 500

1. Color Of Currency

2. Size Of Currency

3. See Through Register

4. Latent Image

5. Devanagari Denomination

6. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi

7. Microlettering

8. Security Thread

9. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s Signature and RBI Emblem On The Right

10. WATERMARKS

11. Number Panel With Numerals Growing From Small To Big On Top Left And Bottom Right Sides

12. Optically Variable ink

13. Ashoka Pillar Emblem

14. Identification Mark

15. Bleed Lines

16. Year Of Printing Of The Note On The Left.

17. Swachh Bharat Logo With Slogan

18. Language Panel Towards The Centre.

19. Motif on The Reverse Side

20. Denomination Numeral In Devnagari On Right

How to Check whether a banknote Is Genuine or Fake?

🧤 Feel :- Intaglio print very simple and efficient checks. Intaglio print leaves with some of the banknote element “Raised” layer of ink rough to the touch.
👀 Look :- When a banknote is held up the light, watermark, security thread and see through register should be visible.
📤 Tilt :- Depending on the viewing angle, a color shifting ink or image on the hologram can be seen.
🔎 Check :- It is necessary to check more than one security feature.

Tips for Detection of Forged Notes

✔ The practice of counting the notes by looking at the Number Panel, font size, thickness and shape of the numbers will automatically register in your memory.
✔ Once you suspect a note you can easily confirm it to be a forged by verifying the Watermark and other security features of the note.
✔ While counting bank notes always look at the FRONT SIDE OF THE NOTES & NUMBER PANEL.
✔ The numbers on the Forged Notes (printed) are mostly small in size.

Legal Provisions Against Counterfeiting

Printing and Circulation of Forged Notes are Offences under Sections “489A” to “489E” of the “INDIAN PENAL CODE” and are punishable in the courts of law by FINE or IMPRISONMENT or BOTH.

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