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1.000 Vatu - Commemorative banknote

Issuing authority: Reserve Bank of Vanuatu

Original size: 150 x 75 mm

VU - B207

Banknote design copyright by the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu

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Vorderseite: Landeswappen Vanuatus (vor einem Vulkan stehender melanesischer Häupt­ling mit Speer).
Rückseite: Holzstatuen; Landkarte von Vanuatu; Drei Personen mit einem Auslegerboot.

Front side: Vanuatu's coat of arms (Melanesian chief holding a spear and standing in front of a volcano).
Back side: Wooden statues; Map of Vanuatu; Three people with outrigger boat.


Not dated. Serial number prefix XXV.
Signatures of Odo Tevi (as GOVERNOR) and Moana Carcasse Kalosil (as MINISTER OF FINANCE). Melanesian male head as watermark. Solid security thread. Boar's tusk as registration device. One horizontal and one vertical 6-digit serial number on the front side. Both are printed in black and have the triple letter prefix XXV. The horizontal serial number has digits of the same size, while the vertical one has digits of increasing size. Printed by Thomas de la Rue, United Kingdom.


Overprint on the front side of B205b. Introduced in July 2005 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Vanuatu's independence.