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1000 Indian rupees note front

1000 Indian rupees note

+ General information for Indian Rupee

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Size: 73 x 177 mm 
Mahatma Gandhi Series
Introduced: 1996

The demonetisation of Mahatma Gandhi ₹1000 banknote was a policy enacted by the Government of India on 8 November 2016, ceasing the usage of all ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series as legal tender in India from 9 November 2016.

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Security features:

1000 indian rupees specimen obverse

1.See through Register

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The floral design printed both on the front and reverse in the middle of the vertical band next to the watermark window has the denominational numeral "1000". Half the numeral is printed on the front and half on the reverse. Both the printed portions have an accurate back to back. Registration so that the numeral appears as one when viewed against light.

2. Watermerk

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The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, the multi-directional lines and an electrotype mark showing the denominational numeral "1000" appear in this section and these can be viewed better when the banknote is held against light.

3. Optically Variable Ink (OVI)

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The colour of the numeral 1000 appears green when the banknote is held flat but would change to blue when the banknote is held at an angle. The font size is reduced.

4. Fluorescence

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Fluorescence Number panels of the banknote are printed in fluorescentink. The banknote has optical fibres. Both can be seen when the banknote is viewed under ultraviolet light.

5. Security Thread

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Banknote of 1000 Indian rupee contains 3 mm wide security thread with inscriptions "bharat", "1000" and "RBI" and colour shifts from green to blue when viewed from different angles. It will fluoresce in yellow on the reverse and the text will fluoresce on the obverse under ultraviolet light. The thread is visible as a continuous line from behind when held up against light.

6. Intaglio Printing

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The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, the Reserve Bank seal, guarantee and promise clause, Ashoka Pillar emblem on the left, RBI Governor's signature on the banknotes and the identification mark for the visually impaired persons are printed in intaglio, which can be Felt by touch.

7.Latent Image

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The vertical band on the right side of the note of 1000 Indian rupee contains latent image showing the numeral 1000 when the banknote is held horizon-tally at eye level.

8. Microlettering

1000 indian rupees Microlettering

The letters, 'RBI", and the numeral, "1000" can be viewed with the help of a magnifying glass in the zone between the Mahatma Gandhi portrait and the vertical band.

9. Identification mark

1000 indian rupees Identification mark

Diamond with intaglio print on the left side of the 1000 Indian rupee, which can be felt by touch, helps the visually impaired to identify the denomination.

10. Year of printing

1000 indian rupees Year of printing

Year of printing appears on the reverse of the banknote.

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