Vignette: portrait of mahatma gandhi on obverse and gyarah murti – a sculpture depicting the dandi march on reverse. RESERVE BANK OF INDIA, GUARANTEED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT and Promise Text in Hindi and English. Signed by Governor in Hindi and English. 500 and PAANCH SAU RUPAYE in Hindi in Central Denomination Panel. 500 on top corners. RBI seal in lower right corner and Ashoka Pillar with Satyameva Jayate on lower left corner. Serial number in red on top right and lower left. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi with M. K. GANDHI in Hindi and English below it. Identification feature in Braille in the form of a circle added in left centre margin. A floral see through register above Ashoka Pillar.
BHARATIYA RESERVE BANK in Hindi above with vignette of Gyarah Murti – these sculptures are a depiction of Mahatma Gandhi leading the Nation situated at Mother Teresa Crescent, New Delhi. 500 in three corners. FIVE HUNDRED RUPEES in lower right and PAANCH SAU RUPAYE in Hindi in lower left. Language panel on left.
RBI 500 repeated beside portrait. Microtint of multi directional lines in geometric pattern visible under magnification within watermark window on obverse.
1 mm security thread with RBI / BHARAT in Hindi alternatively read from both obverse and reverse. Visible security line overprinted in silver, aligned with the security thread.
Logo type 4
Type 6 on reverse
Profile portrait of Mahatma Gandhi facing right. R/B/I in three lines in centre, bold 500 in the lower right corner.
16.7 x 7.3 cm.
- Special security features like intaglio printing microprint, see through register , paper with fluorescent fibres Security thread with “Bharat” and “RBI” alternating, and identification marks for the visually impaired. Omron - anti photocopying feature and latent image added.
- The numeral 500, RBI Seal, Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait, RBI legend, Guarantee and promise text, Governor’s signature and Ashoka Pillar are printed by Intaglio process or raised printing.
|188.8.131.52||C. Rangarajan||AA - HD||Released on October 1997 with M. K. Gandhi in Hindi and English below protrait.|
|184.108.40.206 A||Bimal Jalan||HE - HW||Henceforth, M. K. GANDHI expanded to ‘MAHATMA GANDHI’ below portrait on obverse.|
|220.127.116.11 B||Bimal Jalan||A||AA - BG|
|18.104.22.168 C||Bimal Jalan||C||AA - AH|