How can you identify a bonafide currency note


 
 
 
 
How you can identify a bonafide currency note


Here are the tips on how you can identify a bonafide currency note and what you need to do if you find that you have been a victim of circumstance and received a counterfeit note. 

Most of the clues are visible on the obverse side of the note (the side of the note where the denomination appears at the centre). Once you have looked at the obverse side of the note, you could look for the following from left to right: 
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Watermark 

The watermark is visible in what appears to an empty portion on the left side of the note and this is what you generally find shopkeepers looking for. “If you hold your note against the light, you should be able to see a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi in this space, along with multi-directional lines and an electrolyte mark showing the denominational numeral (i.e. 50, 100, 500, etc),” says Alok Rastogi, President & COO, Yes Bank. 

See through register 

To the left of the portrait and half down the vertical band on the side, appears a floral design, which appears hollow on the front side and filled up on the reverse side. The denominational numeral can be seen as a whole in this floral design when held up against light, despite the fact that half of the numeral is printed on one side and the other half on the reverse side. 
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<p>Also, look closely at the gap between the vertical band on the right and the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. If your note is genuine, you should be able to spot the word RBI and the denominational numeral in this space. If you hold the bank note horizontally, with the right vertical band facing you, then you should also be able to spot a latent image of the denomination. However, remember that this is visible only when you hold the note at eye-level. </p>
<p><strong>Identification mark </strong></p>
<p>Below the floral design, you will find a dark patch in intaglio print (raised print). The shape of the intaglio print will vary according to the denomination of the note. “This feature is in different shapes for various denominations (Rs 20 – vertical rectangle, Rs 50 – square, Rs 100 – triangle, Rs 500 – circle and Rs 1,000 – diamond) and helps the visually impaired to identify the denomination,” says Rastogi. </p>
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