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20 Indian rupees note

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Size: 63 x 147 mm 
Mahatma Gandhi Series
Introduced: 2001

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Security features:

20 indian rupees specimen obverse

1.See through Register

20 indian rupees See through Register 20 indian rupees See through Register

The floral design printed both on the front (hollow) and back (filled up) in the middle of the vertical band next to the watermark window has the denominational numeral "20". Half the numeral is printed on the obverse 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

20 indian rupees Watermerk 20 indian rupees Watermerk

The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, the multi-directional lines and an electrotype mark showing the denominational numeral 20 appear in this section and these can be viewed better when the banknote is held against light.

3. 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.

4. Security Thread

20 indian rupees Security Thread 20 indian rupees Security Thread 50 indian rupee Security Thread

1.4mm wide security thread with inscriptions means " Bharat in the Devanagari script" and RBI. The thread fluoresces in yellow on both sides under ultraviolet light. The thread is visible as a continuous line from behind when held up against light.

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5. Intaglio Printing

20 indian rupees Intaglio Printing 20 indian rupees Intaglio Printing

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 banknote and the identification mark for the visually impaired persons are printed in intaglio, i.e in raised prints, which can be felt by touch.

6.Latent Image

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The vertical band contains latent image showing the numeral 20 when the banknote is held horizontally at eye level.

7. Microlettering

20 indian rupees Microlettering

The letters, "RBI", and the numeral, "20" can be viewed with the help of a magnifying glass in the zone between the Mahatma Gandhi portrait and the vertical band.

8. Identification mark

20 indian rupees Identification mark

A rectangle with improved intaglio print that helps the visually impaired to identify the denomination.

9. Year of printing

20 indian rupees Year of printing

Year of printing appears on the reverse of the banknote.

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