Banknotes

The 500-ruble Bank of Russia note of 2004 modification

In circulation since 16.08.2004
Dimensions 150 x 65 mm

front side

front side

back side

back side

The modified banknote has the same dimensions and general design as the 500-ruble banknote of 1997. The banknote colour design has been changed insignificantly. On the front of the modified banknote in the lower part of the unprinted area to the left of the main image there is a text “МОДИФИКАЦИЯ 2004 Г” (2004 modification).

The modified banknotes have the following main differences:

  • the security fibres of four types are embedded in the paper (red, light-green, two-coloured and grey);
  • the metallic window thread is embedded in the paper. It comes out on the surface on the back of the banknote;
  • the emblem of the Bank of Russia is printed in optically variable ink (OVI);
  • there is a vertically located numerical value of denomination executed by perforation;
  • on the front of the banknote there is a field with latent coloured waves (MVC effect) - moiré variable color (MVC);
  • on the front the numerical value of denomination is printed in grey non-metallic ink;
  • images of the banknote under an ultra-violet and infra-red light have differences from the banknote of 1997.

Security features checked in the transmitted light

front side

  • Multitone watermark

    The paper has local watermarks on the left and right coupon fields. In the wide coupon field there is a fragment of the monument to Peter the Great and in the narrow coupon field there is a numeric value of the denomination (value numeral 500). When the banknote is held up to the light you can see various parts of the watermarks, some of which are lighter while others are darker than the surrounding paper.

       
  • Multitone watermark

    The paper has local watermarks on the left and right coupon fields. In the wide coupon field there is a fragment of the monument to Peter the Great and in the narrow coupon field there is a numeric value of the denomination (value numeral 500). When the banknote is held up to the light you can see various parts of the watermarks, some of which are lighter while others are darker than the surrounding paper.

       
  • Microperforation

    When the banknote is held up to the source of light, one can view the note denomination “500” formed by absolutely straight parallel rows of holes perforated in the paper. The area of a banknote with the holes does not feel rough to the touch.

       
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back side

  • Security thread

    “Windowed” security thread is a metallized plastic stripe embedded in the paper. Some parts of the security thread appear as a series of silver dashes on the paper surface on the back. When the banknote is held up to the light you can see the security thread as a straight continuous dark line.

       
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back side

Security features checked with a magnifying glass (x8-x10)

back side

  • Micropattern

    On the reverse side of the banknote there are images consisting of fine lines that look like an even background for a naked eye. Copying these images causes their possible distortion or appearance of inappropriate light or dark images (moire effect).

       
  • Micropattern

    On the reverse side of the banknote there are images consisting of fine lines that look like an even background for a naked eye. Copying these images causes their possible distortion or appearance of inappropriate light or dark images (moire effect).

       
  • Microtext

    In the top part of the banknote there is a positive microtext in the form of seventeen lines of repeated value numeral „500”. At the bottom of the banknote there is a negative microtext in the form of eight stripes with a repeated text „ЦБР500”.

       
  • Microtext

    In the top part of the banknote there is a positive microtext in the form of seventeen lines of repeated value numeral „500”. At the bottom of the banknote there is a negative microtext in the form of eight stripes with a repeated text „ЦБР500”.

       
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Security features checked by tilting a banknote

front side

  • Optically variable ink (OVI)

    The emblem of the Bank of Russia is printed with OVI ink. When the banknote is tilted, the emblem changes colour from reddish orange to yellowish green.

       
  • Latent image of the letters „РР”
    (kipp-effect)

    When a banknote is viewed at an acute angle, letters „РР” become visible on the decorative stripe. The letters become either light on a dark background or dark on a light background depending on the orientation of the banknote.

       
  • Latent multicoloured waves (moire variable colour (MVC))

    When a banknote is viewed at the right angle the area looks one-coloured. When the banknote is tilted you can see multicoloured stripes on that area.

       
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front side

Security features checked by tactile effect (raised print)

front side

  • Raised print

    The text „БИЛЕТ БАНКА РОССИИ” (the Note of the Bank of Russia), mark for people with impaired sight have a raised relief with a tactile effect. .

       
  • Raised print

    The text „БИЛЕТ БАНКА РОССИИ” (the Note of the Bank of Russia), mark for people with impaired sight have a raised relief with a tactile effect. .

       
  • front side
front side

Under IR light

Correspondence of the image of the banknote under an IR light (880 - 1000 nm)

Presence of green luminescence of the grey image elements under an IR light (940 - 960 nm)

Under IR light

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Under IR light

back side

Under UV light

Correspondence of luminescence of the banknote image elements under a UV light (350 - 380 nm)

Absence of a background luminescence of paper under a UV light (350 - 380 nm)

Under UV light

front side

Under UV light

back side
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