Vanuatu
 

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               30 Apr 1606  Discovered by Spanish Capt. Pedro Fernández de Quirós,
                             named Terra Austrialis del Espiritu Santo.
               23 May 1768  Sighted by Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, and named Archipel
                             de Grandes Cyclades.
               17 Jul 1774  Visited by British Capt. James Cook, named New Hebrides.
           1824 - Feb 1878  British protectorate declared (contested by France).
                  Feb 1878  Neutral territory, British settlers under jurisdiction of
                             the governor of Fiji.
               16 Nov 1887  Rule by joint Anglo-French naval commissions.
                      1900  French settlers under the jurisdiction of the governor of
                             New Caledonia.
               20 Oct 1906  Anglo-French condominium (New Hebrides/Nouvelles-Hébrides)
        1906 - 1976         Part of the British Western Pacific Territories.
 22 Jul 1940 - 1945         French administration loyal to Free French.
 01 Jun 1980 - 31 Aug 1980  Attempted secession by Espiritu Santo (Vemerana).
               30 Jul 1980  Independence (Republic of Vanuatu).
 

Vanuatu, officially the Republic of Vanuatu (French: République de Vanuatu, Bislama: Ripablik blong Vanuatu), is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is some 1,750 kilometres (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 500 kilometres (310 mi) northeast of New Caledonia, west of Fiji, and southeast of the Solomon Islands, near New Guinea. Vanuatu was first inhabited by Melanesian people. The first Europeans to visit the islands were the members of a Spanish expedition led by Portuguese navigator Fernandes de Queirós, who arrived in Espiritu Santo in 1605; he claimed the archipelago for Spain and named it Espiritu Santo or Holy Spirit. In the 1880s France and the United Kingdom claimed parts of the country, and in 1906 they agreed on a framework for jointly managing the archipelago as the New Hebrides through a British–French Condominium. An independence movement arose in the 1970s, and the Republic of Vanuatu was founded in 1980.

Capital: Port Vila.

Motto in Bislama: "Long God yumi stanap" ("In God we stand").

Territorial Dispute: Matthew and Hunter Islands east of New Caledonia are claimed by Vanuatu.

Vanuatu became an independent republic within the Commonwealth in July 1980. A president is Head of State and the Prime Minister is Head of Government.

 
 
  • British Naval Commissioners (the Commanders-in-chief of the Australia Station)
  • Henry Fairfax......................................01 Feb 1887 - 10 Sep 1889
  • Lord Charles Montagu Douglas Scott.................10 Sep 1889 - 12 Sep 1892
  • Nathaniel Bowden-Smith.............................12 Sep 1892 - 01 Nov 1894
  • Cyprian Arthur George Bridge.......................01 Nov 1894 - 01 Nov 1897
  • Hugo Lewis Pearson.................................01 Nov 1898 - 01 Oct 1900
  • Sir Lewis Anthony Beaumont.........................01 Oct 1900 - 10 Nov 1902
  • Sir Arthur Dalrymple Fanshawe......................10 Nov 1902 - 10 Sep 1905
  • Sir Wilmot Hawksworth Fawkes.......................10 Sep 1905 - 31 Dec 1907
  • British Resident Commissioners (subordinated to the high commissioners for the Western Pacific [at Fiji to 1952, then at the Solomon Islands])
  • Ernest Goldfinch Rason....................................1902 - 1907
  • Merton King...........................................Dec 1907 - 1924
  • Geoffrey Bingham Whistler Smith-Rewse.....................1924 - 17 Aug 1927
  • George Andrew Joy.........................................1927 - 1940
  • Richard Denis Blandy......................................1940 - 1950
  • Hubert James Marlowe Flaxman..............................1950 - 1955
  • He became to known from 10 Jun 1954 as Sir Hubert James Marlowe Flaxman.
  • John Shaw Rennie..........................................1955 - 1962
  • Alexander Mair Wilkie.....................................1962 - 1966
  • Colin Hamilton Allan......................................1966 - 1973
  • Roger William Houssemayne du Boulay.......................1973 - 1975
  • John Stuart Champion......................................1975 - Oct 1978
  • Andrew Christopher Stuart.............................Nov 1978 - 1980
  • British High Commissioners (in London)
  • Edward Noel Larmour...................................Dec 1973 - 1976
  • Henry Sydney Herbert Stanley..........................Dec 1976 - 1977
  • Richard Stratton..........................................1977 - 1980
 
 
  • French Naval Commissioners (the Commanders of Naval Division of the Pacific Ocean)
  • Adolphe-Laurent-Anatole Marc de Blond de Saint-Hilaire....Jan 1886 - Feb 1888
  • Auguste Alfred Lefèvre.................................28 Feb 1888 - 1890
  • Emile Parrayon............................................Apr 1891 - 1893
  • Charles Courrejolles (1st time)........................15 Feb 1893 - 1895
  • Jean Fort....................................................1896? - 1898
  • René-Julien Marquis...........................................1898 - 01 Mar 1899
  • Charles Courrejolles (2nd time)........................01 Mar 1899 - 24 Sep 1900
  • French Naval Commissioners (commander of Naval Division of the Far East)
  • Paul Louis Germinet.......................................Sep 1900 - 1901
  • Léon Barnaud..................................................1901 - 1903
  • Paul Adigard..................................................1903 - 1905
  • Marc Gilbert Paul Hautefeuille................................1905 - 1907
  • French Resident Commissioners (subordinated to the high commissioners in the Pacific Ocean [from 22 Mar 1907 the governors of New Caledonia])
  • Gaudence Charles Faraut.................................28 Aug 1901 - 1904
  • Charles Bord...................................................1904 - Jan 1908
  • Jean-Martin Colonna (1st time - acting).................28 Jan 1908 - Jun 1908
  • Charles Henri Adrien Noufflard..........................24 Jun 1908 - Dec 1909
  • Jean-Martin Colonna (2nd time - acting).................28 Dec 1909 - Jul 1910
  • Jules Martin (acting)...................................27 Jul 1910 - 1911
  • Jules Vincent Repiquet..................................10 Jun 1911 - 1913
  • Louis Jacques Miramende (1st time).............................1913 - 1916
  • Edmond Joseph Hilarion Paul Lippmann...........................1916 - 1918
  • Lucien Hugues Arthur Nielly...........................................1918
  • Jean Baptiste Dominique Alfred Solari (acting)..........30 Dec 1918 - 1920
  • Louis Jacques Miramende (2nd time).............................1920 - 1921
  • Albert Boisivon.........................................18 Jun 1921 - 06 Sep 1921
  • Henri Marie Joseph d'Arboussier (1st time)..............06 Sep 1921 - 1923
  • Auguste Adolphe Joseph Marie Raoul de la Vaissière (acting).11 Aug 1923 - 15 Mar 1925
  • Henri Maire Joseph d'Arboussier (2nd time)..............15 Mar 1925 - 1929
    • Paul François Joseph Ballot (acting for d'Arboussier).02 Aug 1926 - 1927
  • Gabriel Henri Joseph Thaly (acting).....................06 Apr 1929 - Mar 1930
  • Maurice Georges Tronet (acting).........................30 Mar 1930 - 1931
  • Antoine Louis Carlotti..................................26 Jul 1931 - 1933
  • Henri Camille Sautot (1st time).........................15 Mar 1933 - 1935
  • He was acting to 20 Jun 1934.
  • Fernand Gaston Georges Émile Robert Casimir (acting)....16 Apr 1935 - 1937
  • Henri Camille Sautot (2nd time)................................1937 - 1940
  • Robert Charles Henri Kuter..............................13 Sep 1940 - 1947
    • Houques-Fourcade (acting for Kuter)................30 Nov 1943 - 31 May 1944
    • Houques-Fourcade (acting for Kuter)................23 Sep 1946 - Jan 1947
  • André Ménard...............................................Feb 1947 - 1949
  • Pierre Amédée Joseph Émile Jean Anthonioz...............10 Dec 1949 - 1958
  • He was acting to 24 Jan 1950.
    • Marcel-Paul Agostini (acting for Anthonioz).........11 Jun 1954 - 1955
  • Benjamin Marcel Favreau..................................15 Nov 1958 - 1959
  • Maurice Charles Jules Delannay...........................05 Nov 1960 - 1965
  • Jacques Mouradian...........................................Apr 1965 - 1969
  • Robert Jules Amédée Langlois.............................06 Nov 1969 - 1974
  • Robert Gauger............................................10 Dec 1974 - 1978
  • Bernard Pottier........................................................1978
  • Jean-Jacques Robert.............................................1978 - 1980
 
 
TANNA and TAFEA
 

           24 Mar 1974  Independence of Tanna Nation proclaimed on Tanna Island at
                         Imafin (not recognized).
           18 Jun 1974  French forces occupy the island.
           29 Jun 1974  Suppressed by Condominium authorities.
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1 Jan 1980  Independence of Tafea proclaimed by the Kapiel Alliance on Tanna,
                         Anatom, Futuna, Erromango and Aniwa islands.
                         (Provisional Government of Tafea).
           26 May 1980  British forces take capital Lamlu, ending the rebellion.

 
  • King
  • Antoine Fornelli (Fournalli)...................24 Mar 1974 - 29 Jun 1974 d. 1999
  • Leader
  • Alexis Yolou...................................01 Jan 1980 - 26 May 1980 d. 1980
 
VEMERANA
 

            27 Dec 1975  Federation of Self-governing Settlements of Nagriamel declared.
                          Nagriamel deferred its declaration of independence twice before
                          this goal was suspended until the events of 1980.
            01 Jun 1980  Independent State of Vemarana declared on Espiriu Santo Island
                          (not recognized).

            24 Jul 1980  Condominium authorities occupy the capital Luganville.
            31 Aug 1980  State suppressed.

            16 Jun 1792  Discovered by French Capt. Pierre d'Entrecasteaux and named Île
                          des Pins (Isle of Pines).

            29 Sep 1853  France takes possession of the island as part of New Caledonia.
 
  • Chief Minister of the Provisional Government. Capital: Luganville (Santo Town).
  • Jimmy Tubou Patuntun Stevens....................01 Jun 1980 - 31 Aug 1980 d. 1994
  • He belong to Nagriamel Custom Movement (Ni-Vanuatu traditionalist, Espiriu Santo autonomist, est.1962) party.
 
Currency: New Hebrides Franc.
The New Hebrides Franc was the currency of the Anglo-French Condominium of the Pacific island group of the New Hebrides (which became Vanuatu in 1980). It circulated alongside British and later Australian currency. The New Hebrides franc was nominally divided into 100 centimes, although the smallest denomination was the 1 Franc. Between 1945 and 1969, it was part of the CFP Franc. Until World War II, the New Hebrides used the French Franc and the British Pound and Australian Pounds. In 1941, the Free French forces introduced paper money for circulation on the New Hebrides. In 1945, the CFP franc was introduced to insulate France's Pacific colonies from the devaluation of the French Franc and the New Hebrides used a combination of New Caledonian Franc coins and locally issued notes.  In 1949, the CFP franc's relationship to the French Franc stabilized at 5.5 French Francs = 1 CFP Franc. From 1959, the exchange rate to the Australian Pound was almost exactly 200 Francs = 1 Pound. This rate became 100 Francs = 1 Australian Dollar in 1966. The Australian Dollar circulated alongside the local currency. From 1966, coins were produced in the name of the New Hebrides. In 1969, the New Hebrides Franc broke away from the CFP Franc and maintained the relationship with the Australian dollar of 100 francs = 1 Dollar until 1973.
In 1966, silver 100 Franc coins were introduced. These were followed by nickel 10 and 20 francs in 1967, nickel-brass 1, 2 and 5 francs in 1970 and nickel 50 francs in 1972. Only the nickel coins (10, 20, and 50 francs) were the same size, composition, and obverse as the corresponding French Polynesian and New Caledonian coins. The overall design has not changed since the introduction of the New Hebrides franc coins. The only notable change is the addition of "I.E.O.M" (Institut d'émission d'Outre-Mer) in 1973. In 1982, the Franc was replaced at par by the Vatu following independence as Vanuatu. At the same time, the Australian dollar ceased to officially circulate.
 
 
1966
 

KM#1 100 Franc. Year: 1966. Weight: 25.11g [25.00g]. Metal: 0.835 Silver. Diameter: 37.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris (Owl mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. Date at the bottom. Designer's name" "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head. Reverse: Scepter in the center. "NOUVELLES" on the left side clockwise and "HÉBRIDES" written on the right clockwise. Value "100 f" at the bottom. Mintage: 200,000. Minted Years: One year type.
 
1967
 

KM#2.1 10 Francs. Year: 1967. Weight: 5.99g [6.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Paris (Owl mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head. Reverse: "NOUVELLES" written on the left side clockwise. HÉBRIDES" written on the right side clockwise. Mask facing left flanked by designs in the center. Value "10 f" at the bottom. Mintage: 200,000. Minted Years: 1967 and 1970.

KM#3.1 10 Francs. Year: 1967. Weight: 10.03g [10.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Paris (Owl mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head. Reverse: "NOUVELLES" written on the left side clockwise. HÉBRIDES" written on the right side clockwise. Mask facing left flanked by designs in the center. Value "20 f" at the bottom. Mintage: 250,000. Minted Years: 1967 and 1970.

 
1970
 

KM#4.1 1 Franc. Year: 1970. Weight: 1.94g [2.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 17.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris (Owl mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. Date at the bottom. Designer's name" "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head.
Reverse: Frigate bird in the center. "NOUVELLES - HÉBRiDES" written on the top section. Value "1 FRANC" at the bottom. Mintage: 435,000. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#2.1 10 Francs. Year: 1970. Weight: 6.05g [6.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Paris (Owl mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head. Reverse: "NOUVELLES" written on the left side clockwise. HÉBRIDES" written on the right side clockwise. Mask facing left flanked by designs in the center. Value "10 f" at the bottom. Mintage: 400,000. Minted Years: 1967 and 1970.

KM#3.1 10 Francs. Year: 1970. Weight: 9.79g [10.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Paris (Owl mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head. Reverse: "NOUVELLES" written on the left side clockwise. HÉBRIDES" written on the right side clockwise. Mask facing left flanked by designs in the center. Value "20 f" at the bottom. Mintage: 300,000. Minted Years: 1967 and 1970.
 
1972
 

KM#7 50 Francs. Year: 1972. Weight: 14.81g [15.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 32.90 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Paris (Owl mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. "I.E.O.M." written below head. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head. Reverse: "NOUVELLES" written on the left side clockwise. HÉBRIDES" written on the right side clockwise. Scepter in the center. Value "50 f" at the bottom. Mintage: 200,000. Minted Years: One year type.

 
1973
 

KM#2.2 10 Francs. Year: 1973. Weight: 5.94g [6.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Paris (Dolphin mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. "I.E.O.M." written below head. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head. Reverse: "NOUVELLES" written on the left side clockwise. HÉBRIDES" written on the right side clockwise. Mask facing left flanked by designs in the center. Value "10 f" at the bottom. Mintage: 200,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1975, 1977 and 1979.

KM#3.2 10 Francs. Year: 1973. Weight: 10.04g [10.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Paris (Dolphin mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. "I.E.O.M." written below head. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head. Reverse: "NOUVELLES" written on the left side clockwise. HÉBRIDES" written on the right side clockwise. Mask facing left flanked by designs in the center. Value "20 f" at the bottom. Mintage: 300,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1975, 1977 and 1979.
 
1975
 

KM#4.2 1 Franc. Year: 1975. Weight: 2.00g [2.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 17.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris (Dolphin mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. "I.E.O.M." (Institut d'émission d'Outre-Mer) written below head. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head.
Reverse: Frigate bird in the center. "NOUVELLES - HÉBRiDES" written on the top section. Value "1 FRANC" at the bottom. Mintage: 350,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1978, 1979 and 1982.

KM#5.2 2 Francs. Year: 1975. Weight: 2.99g [3.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris (Dolphin mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. "I.E.O.M." (Institut d'émission d'Outre-Mer) written below head. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head.
Reverse: Frigate bird in the center. "NOUVELLES - HÉBRiDES" written on the top section. Value "2 FRANCS" at the bottom. Mintage: 300,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1975, 1978 and 1979.

KM#2.2 10 Francs. Year: 1975. Weight: 6.08g [6.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Paris (Dolphin mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. "I.E.O.M." (Institut d'émission d'Outre-Mer) written below head. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head. Reverse: "NOUVELLES" written on the left side clockwise. HÉBRIDES" written on the right side clockwise. Mask facing left flanked by designs in the center. Value "10 f" at the bottom. Mintage: 300,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1975, 1977 and 1979.

KM#3.2 10 Francs. Year: 1975. Weight: 9.92g [10.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Paris (Dolphin mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. "I.E.O.M." (Institut d'émission d'Outre-Mer) written below head. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head. Reverse: "NOUVELLES" written on the left side clockwise. HÉBRIDES" written on the right side clockwise. Mask facing left flanked by designs in the center. Value "20 f" at the bottom. Mintage: 150,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1975, 1977 and 1979.

 
1977
 

KM#2.2 10 Francs. Year: 1977. Weight: 6.02g [6.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Paris (Dolphin mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. "I.E.O.M." (Institut d'émission d'Outre-Mer) written below head. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head. Reverse: "NOUVELLES" written on the left side clockwise. HÉBRIDES" written on the right side clockwise. Mask facing left flanked by designs in the center. Value "10 f" at the bottom. Mintage: 200,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1975, 1977 and 1979.

KM#3.2 10 Francs. Year: 1977. Weight: 10.04g [10.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Paris (Dolphin mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. "I.E.O.M." (Institut d'émission d'Outre-Mer) written below head. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head. Reverse: "NOUVELLES" written on the left side clockwise. HÉBRIDES" written on the right side clockwise. Mask facing left flanked by designs in the center. Value "20 f" at the bottom. Mintage: 150,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1975, 1977 and 1979.
 
1979
 

KM#4.2 1 Franc. Year: 1979. Weight: 2.01g [2.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 17.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris (Dolphin mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. "I.E.O.M." (Institut d'émission d'Outre-Mer) written below head. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head.
Reverse: Frigate bird in the center. "NOUVELLES - HÉBRiDES" written on the top section. Value "1 FRANC" at the bottom. Mintage: 350,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1978, 1979 and 1982.

KM#5.2 2 Francs. Year: 1979. Weight: 2.97g [3.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris (Dolphin mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. "I.E.O.M." (Institut d'émission d'Outre-Mer) written below head. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head.
Reverse: Frigate bird in the center. "NOUVELLES - HÉBRiDES" written on the top section. Value "2 FRANCS" at the bottom. Mintage: 250,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1975, 1978 and 1979.

KM#6.2 5 Francs. Year: 1979. Weight: 4.00g [4.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 23.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris (Dolphin mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. "I.E.O.M." (Institut d'émission d'Outre-Mer) written below head. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head. Reverse: Frigate bird in the center. "NOUVELLES - HÉBRiDES" written on the top section. Value "2 FRANCS" at the bottom. Mintage: 250,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1979 and 1982.

KM#2.2 10 Francs. Year: 1979. Weight: 6.02g [6.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Paris (Dolphin mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. "I.E.O.M." (Institut d'émission d'Outre-Mer) written below head. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head. Reverse: "NOUVELLES" written on the left side clockwise. HÉBRIDES" written on the right side clockwise. Mask facing left flanked by designs in the center. Value "10 f" at the bottom. Mintage: 400,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1975, 1977 and 1979.
 
 
  • Presidents
  • Ati George Sokomanu (1st time).....................30 Jul 1980 - 17 Feb 1984
  • Frederick Karlomuana Timakata (1st time - acting)..17 Feb 1984 - 08 Mar 1984
  • Ati George Sokomanu (2nd time).....................08 Mar 1984 - 12 Jan 1989
  • Onneyn Tahi (acting).............................12 Jan 1989 - 30 Jan 1989
  • Frederick Karlomuana Timakata (2nd time)...........30 Jan 1989 - 30 Jan 1994
  • Alfred Maseng Nalo (1st time - acting).............30 Jan 1994 - 02 Mar 1994
  • Jean-Marie Léyé Lenalcau...........................02 Mar 1994 - 02 Mar 1999
  • Edward Nipake Natapei Tua Fanua`ariki (acting).....02 Mar 1999 - 24 Mar 1999
  • He severed as Prime Minister thrice: 13 Apr 2001 - 29 Jul 2004, 22 Sep 2008 - 02 Dec 2010 and 16 Jun 2011 - 26 Jun 2011.
  • John Bennett Bani..................................24 Mar 1999 - 24 Mar 2004
  • Roger Tom Abiut (1st time - acting)................24 Mar 2004 - 12 Apr 2004
  • Alfred Maseng Nalo (2nd time)......................12 Apr 2004 - 11 May 2004 d. 2004
  • Roger Tom Abiut (2nd time - acting)................11 May 2004 - 29 Jul 2004
  • Josias Moli (acting)...............................29 Jul 2004 - 16 Aug 2004
  • Kalkot Matas Kelekele Mauliliu.....................16 Aug 2004 - 16 Aug 2009
  • Maxime Carlot Korman (acting)......................16 Aug 2009 - 02 Sep 2009
  • He severed as Prime Minister twice: 16 Dec 1991 - 21 Dec 1995 and 23 Feb 1996 - 30 Sep 1996.
  • Iolu Johnson Abil..................................02 Sep 2009 - 02 Sep 2014
  • Philip Boedoro (acting)............................02 Sep 2014 - 22 Sep 2014
  • Baldwin Lonsdale...................................22 Sep 2014 - date
 
Currency: Vatu.
The vatu was introduced in 1981, one year after independence, to replace the New Hebrides franc at par. The vatu has no subdivisions. The vatu was issued as a single unit with no subunit, having 1 vatu being the smallest denomination. The official ISO code for the Vanuatu vatu is VUV. Its nationally recognized symbol Vt. is the most often used in written format but it is also sometimes written up with the $ symbol. Vanuatu's first post colonial coin was a 50 vatu coin introduced in 1981 and commemorated independence. It was struck in stainless steel alloy like previous issues and was released into circulation, though originally its release was targeted more towards collectors. Shortly thereafter, in 1983, 1, 2, 5, vatu coins were released in aluminum bronze and 10, 20, and 50-vatu coins were introduced in cupro-nickel, replacing the coinage of the New Hebrides Franc as the new circulation currency. Banknotes were issued in 1982. This also replaced the Australian currency that was circulating in the British controlled islands. All Vanuatu coins depict a native warrior standing in front of a depiction of a type of "shell money" in the background. The reverses depict shells, lobsters, and other items that were also traditionally accepted as forms of trade. Due to Vanuatu's French colonial history, the current vatu coins have the same size and coloration of the coins of New Hebrides which are based in part on French units, particularly the 1, 2, and 5 vatu in their similarity in size and composition to the 5, 10, and 20 centimes of the old French Franc. The 10, 20, and 50 vatu bear some similarities to Australian coins but are actually slightly larger with closer approximate size to coins of similar valuation to those in New Caledonia, and French Polynesia. In 1988, a nickel-brass 100 vatu coin was introduced, this coin replaced the 100 vatu note. The coin is of the same size and general thickness of the British 1 pound coin. In 2015 new design with smaller diameter coins were introduced.
 
1981
 

KM#1 50 Vatu. Year: 1981. Weight: 15.02g [15.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 32.90 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Value "CINQUANTE VATU" (Fifty Vatu) written at the top and "50" written below it. People working in fields in the center. date at the bottom. Reverse: National arms in the center. "30th JULY" written on the left side and "1981" on the right side of the National arms. "TO COMMEMORATE THE 1st. ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE" wtitten around the National arms. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type.

 
1982 - Emergency issue
 

KM#4.2 1 Franc. Year: 1982. Weight: 2.00g [2.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 17.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris (Dolphin mint mark). Obverse: "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Liberty head facing left in the center. "I.E.O.M." (Institut d'émission d'Outre-Mer) written below head. Date at the bottom. Designer's name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) is written on the right bottom side of the Liberty head.
Reverse: Frigate bird in the center. "NOUVELLES - HÉBRiDES" written on the top section. Value "1 FRANC" at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1975, 1978, 1979 and 1982.

Note: New Hebrides 5 Francs 1982 also exists.

 
1983
 

KM#3 1 Vatu. Year: 1983. Weight: 1.99g [1.99g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 16.95 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Shell in the center and value "1 VATU" written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1999 and 2002.

KM#4 2 Vatu. Year: 1983. Weight: 3.04g [3.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Shell in the center and value "2 VATU" written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2002.

KM#5 5 Vatu. Year: 1983. Weight: 3.98g [4.10g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 23.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Shell in the center and value "5 VATU" written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2002 and 2009.

KM#6 10 Vatu. Year: 1983. Weight: 6.03g [6.10g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.95 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Value "10 VATU" written at the top. Two palm trees on each side and large Crab in the center. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2009.

KM#7 20 Vatu. Year: 1983. Weight: 9.97g [10.20g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.45 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Value "20 VATU" written at the top. Two palm trees on each side and large Crab in the center. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2010.

KM#8 50 Vatu. Year: 1983. Weight: 15.09g [15.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 32.90 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Value "50 VATU" written at the top. Tubers encircled by leafy vines. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995 (never seen), 1999, 2002 and 2009.

 
1988
 

KM#9 100 Vatu. Year: 1988. Weight: 9.53g [9.55g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.90 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Value "100 VATU" written at the top and Sprouting bulbs below it. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1988, 1995, 2002 and 2008.
 
1990
 

KM#8 50 Vatu. Year: 1990. Weight: 14.85g [15.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 32.90 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Value "50 VATU" written at the top. Tubers encircled by leafy vines. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995 (never seen), 1999, 2002 and 2009.
 
1992
 

KM#13 50 Vatu. Year: 1992. Weight: 31.44g [31.47g]. Metal: 0.925 Silver. Diameter: 38.61 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Earth Pigeons in the center. "ENDANGERED WILDLIFE" on the left top side clockwise and value "50 VATU" written on the bottom right side. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Series: Endangered Wildlife.
 
1995
 

KM#4 2 Vatu. Year: 1995. Weight: 2.98g [3.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Shell in the center and value "2 VATU" written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2002.

KM#5 5 Vatu. Year: 1995. Weight: 3.99g [4.10g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 23.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Shell in the center and value "5 VATU" written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2002 and 2009.

KM#6 10 Vatu. Year: 1995. Weight: 5.99g [6.10g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.95 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Value "10 VATU" written at the top. Two palm trees on each side and large Crab in the center. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2009.

KM#7 20 Vatu. Year: 1995. Weight: 9.96g [10.20g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.45 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Value "20 VATU" written at the top. Two palm trees on each side and large Crab in the center. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2010.

KM#9 100 Vatu. Year: 1995. Weight: 9.50g [9.55g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.90 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Value "100 VATU" written at the top and Sprouting bulbs below it. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1988, 1995, 2002 and 2008.
 
1999
 

KM#3 1 Vatu. Year: 1999. Weight: 1.97g [1.99g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 16.95 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Shell in the center and value "1 VATU" written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1999 and 2002.

KM#4 2 Vatu. Year: 1999. Weight: 2.96g [3.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Shell in the center and value "2 VATU" written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2002.

KM#5 5 Vatu. Year: 1999. Weight: 4.03g [4.10g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 23.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Shell in the center and value "5 VATU" written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2002 and 2009.

KM#6 10 Vatu. Year: 1999. Weight: 5.99g [6.10g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.95 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Value "10 VATU" written at the top. Two palm trees on each side and large Crab in the center. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2009.

KM#7 20 Vatu. Year: 1999. Weight: 9.93g [10.20g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.45 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Value "20 VATU" written at the top. Two palm trees on each side and large Crab in the center. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2010.

KM#8 50 Vatu. Year: 1999. Weight: 14.92g [15.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 32.90 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Value "50 VATU" written at the top. Tubers encircled by leafy vines. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995 (never seen), 1999, 2002 and 2009.

 
2002
 

KM#3 1 Vatu. Year: 2002. Weight: 2.01g [1.99g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 16.95 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Shell in the center and value "1 VATU" written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1999 and 2002.

KM#4 2 Vatu. Year: 2002. Weight: 2.94g [3.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Shell in the center and value "2 VATU" written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2002.

KM#9 100 Vatu. Year: 2002. Weight: 9.47g [9.55g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.90 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Value "100 VATU" written at the top and Sprouting bulbs below it. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1988, 1995, 2002 and 2008.
 
2008
 

KM#9 100 Vatu. Year: 2008. Weight: 9.58g [9.55g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.90 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Value "100 VATU" written at the top and Sprouting bulbs below it. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1988, 1995, 2002 and 2008.
 
2009
 

KM#5 5 Vatu. Year: 2009. Weight: 4.05g [4.10g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 23.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Shell in the center and value "5 VATU" written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2002 and 2009.

KM#6 10 Vatu. Year: 2009. Weight: 5.96g [6.10g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.95 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Value "10 VATU" written at the top. Two palm trees on each side and large Crab in the center. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2009.

KM#51 10 Vatu. Year: 2009. Weight: 28.56g [28.28g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 38.61 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Pobjoy Mint. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: US President Barak Obama facing right in the center. Value "10 Vatu" written near his ear. "PRESIDENT B. OBAMA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" written around him. Four starts and an eagle in circle at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#8 50 Vatu. Year: 2009. Weight: 14.82g [15.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 32.90 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Value "50 VATU" written at the top. Tubers encircled by leafy vines. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995 (never seen), 1999, 2002 and 2009.
 
2010
 

KM#7 20 Vatu. Year: 2010. Weight: 10.09g [10.20g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.45 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Value "20 VATU" written at the top. Two palm trees on each side and large Crab in the center. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1983, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2010.
 
2015
In 2015, Royal Australian Mint produced new design of Vanuatu coins. They were designed by Aleksandra Stokic.
 

5 Vatu. Year: 2015. Weight: 2.84g. Metal: Copper-plated Steel. Diameter: 19.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Australian Mint. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Traditional outrigger Canoe in the center. Value "5 VATU" written on the left side. Designed banner in the background on the left side from top to bottom of the coin Mintage: 20,000,000. Minted Years: One year type.

10 Vatu. Year: 2015. Weight: 3.53g. Metal: Nickel-plated Steel. Diameter: 20.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Australian Mint. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Crab moving downwards in the center. Value "10 VATU" written on the left side. Designed banner in the background on the left side from top to bottom of the coin Mintage: 35,000,000. Minted Years: One year type.

20 Vatu. Year: 2015. Weight: 5.42g. Metal: Nickel-plated Steel. Diameter: 23.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Australian Mint. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: An elder person standing giving advise to other people sitting in the center. Value "20 VATU" written on the left side. Designed banner in the background on the left side from top to bottom of the coin Mintage: 30,350,000. Minted Years: One year type.

50 Vatu. Year: 2015. Weight: 9.19g. Metal: Nickel-plated Steel. Diameter: 26.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Australian Mint. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Native plant with roots in the center. Value "50 VATU" written on the left side. Designed banner in the background on the left side from top to bottom of the coin Mintage: 18,000,000. Minted Years: One year type.

100 Vatu. Year: 2015. Weight: 6.83g. Metal: Aluminum Zinc Bronze. Diameter: 23.00 mm; 12 sided. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Australian Mint. Obverse: Date on the top. "RIPABLIK" written on the left side clockwise. "BLONG" written on the right side clockwise. National arms in the center. "VANUATU" written at the bottom. Reverse: Parliament House in the center. Value "100 VATU" written on the left side. Designed banner in the background on the left side from top to bottom of the coin Mintage: 32,000,000. Minted Years: One year type.
 
 
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