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Here’s your guide on how to spot a fake Rs 2000 note

Preliminary evaluation of the fake bills of Rs 2000 has shown that forgers have managed to copy some of the features of the new bill fully and some partially. However, they have been not been able to copy few features at all.

india Updated: Feb 17, 2017 16:49 IST
Rajesh Ahuja
Counterfeit Rs 2000 notes recovered by Delhi Police on Saturday.
Counterfeit Rs 2000 notes recovered by Delhi Police on Saturday. (PTI)

Forgers sitting across the border are getting better at replicating Indian currency notes, especially the Rs 2000 denomination, as is evident from Wednesday’s recovery of 100 fake notes along the Indo-Bangladesh border by the BSF.

Intelligence officials say the new Rs 2000 bill is the prime target of counterfeiters and smugglers due to the high returns. Smugglers are offering a forged Rs 2000 bill at the rate anything between Rs 600 to Rs 1000.

Preliminary evaluation of the fake bills of Rs 2000 has shown that forgers have managed to copy some of the features of the new bill fully and some partially. However, they have been not been able to copy few features at all.

Here is what you need to know about fake Rs 2,000 bills:

Frontside (the side with Mahatma Gandhi’s photo) features replicated by counterfeiters:

1) See-through register where 2000 can be seen when note held against light

2) Devanagari denomination

3) Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi

4) Guarantee clause, governor’s signature and RBI emblem on the right

5) Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on top left and bottom right sides

6) Ashoka Pillar emblem

Front side of a fake Rs 2000 note seized by the BSF. (HT Photo )
The reverse side of a fake Rs 2,000 note. (HT Photo )

Backside features replicated by counterfeiters:

1) Year of manufacturing (2016)

2) Swachch Bharat

3) 15 languages

4) Motif of Mangalyaan

Features replicated partially:

1) Latent image of 2000 that can be seen when the note is tilted

2) Colour shift security thread with RBI, 2000 and Bharat; in fake notes the colour of the security thread doesn’t change and thread windows are of poor quality.

3) Watermark of Mahatma Gandhi and electrotype 2000 numeral is not of good quality

4) Denominational numeral with Rupee symbol, 2,000 but not in colour changing ink; counterfeiter use glossy ink that doesn’t change colour

Features not replicated by counterfeiters:

1) Micro letters of RBI and 2000 but they can be seen only through a mint machine, therefore counterfeiters have not tried to copy them

2) Rectangle with Rs 2,000 on the right but not in raised print like in genuine currency for the visually impaired

3) Seven angular bleed lines are also on counterfeit notes but not in raised print, a feature given again for visually impaired.