Tuesday, October 23, 2007
EVOLUTION OF THE CURRENCY NOTES
FRENCH INDIAN RUPEE
CURRENT DAY NOTES
Language panel on an Indian banknote
SECURITY FEATURES IN THE NOTES
*Watermark — White side panel of notes has Mahatma Gandhi watermark.
*Security thread — All notes have a silver security band with inscriptions visible when held against light.
*Latent image — Higher denominational notes display note's denominational value in numerals when held horizontally at eye level.
*Microlettering — Numeral denominational value is visible under magnifying glass between security thread and watermark.
*Fluorescence — Number panels glow under ultra-violet light.
*Optically variable ink — Notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 have their numerals printed in optically variable ink. Number appears green when note is held flat but changes to blue when viewed at angle.
*Back-to-back registration — Floral design printed on front and back of note coincides when viewed against light.