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Rs 500 notes: RBI introduces new Rs 500 currency. Here's what is different in new notes - The Economic Times
The new version will have few different aspects. The one noticeable aspect of the new currency notes is the inclusion of an inset letter "A".
Besides, in the new notes the signature of the RBI Governor will be on the reverse side.
"In continuation of issuing of Rs 500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (new) series from time to time which are currently legal tender, a new batch of banknotes with inset letter "A" in both the number panels bearing the signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel Governor, Reserve Bank of India; with the year of printing '2017' on the reverse, are being issued," RBI said in a press release.
The design of these notes is similar in all respects to the Rs 500 banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, RBI added.