- Counterfeit Rs.500 notes
- How to identify counterfeit notes in hand?
Although there are a lot of fakes in the Rs 500 notes, recently a video and news spread widely on social media. In the notes of the new Mahatma Gandhi series, it was widely rumored that the currencies with small green stripes next to the Gandhi image were counterfeit. This left most people stunned. Most of the Rs 500 notes in hand are green like this? The central government itself has come forward with an explanation as many are confused.
The news appeared on several websites and Twitter handles. A video is included. The video claims that if there is a green line near the picture of Mahatma Gandhi on the Rs 500 note in his hand, it is a counterfeit note. The video says that this green line is next to the RBI governor’s signature on ordinary ‘real’ notes. The same goes for news circulating on social media.
The Press Information Bureau itself has come forward with an explanation on behalf of the government as the matter has come to attention. The explanation is that the green-lined notes attached to the Gandhi image and the green-lined notes signed by the RBI governor are not fake.
How can I tell if a Rs 500 note in my hand is a forgery?
- The number ‘500’ may be written on the bottom left side of the opposite side of the note.
- You can clearly see 500 written on the picture
- ‘500’ is written in Devanagari script
- The image of Mahatma Gandhi is printed in the middle of the gaze
- The words ‘India’ and ‘India’ are tilted on the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Next to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi is a security thread with the words ‘India’ and ‘RBI’ written on it. The color of this thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted.
- The original note can also be identified by looking at the Governor’s signature and the RBI symbol on the right side of the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Watermarks will be on the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.
- The original note can also be identified by analyzing the Ashoka Pillar, the year the note was printed in currency, and the image of the Red Fort.