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500 Vatu - Commemorative banknote

Issuing authority: Reserve Bank of Vanuatu

Original size: 135 x 65 mm

VU - B214

Banknote design copyright by the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu

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Vorderseite: Landeswappen Vanuatus (vor einem Vulkan stehender melanesischer Häupt­ling mit Speer); Landkarte Vanuatus.
Rückseite: Landkarte Vanuatus; Gebäude; Tanzende Jungen; Mann erstellt Sand­zeich­nungen.

Front side: Vanuatu's coat of arms (Melanesian chief holding a spear and standing in front of a volcano); Map of Vanuatu.
Back side: Map of Vanuatu; Building; Dancing boys; Man drawing in the sand.


Dated 2017The first two digits of the serial number represent the year of printing (e.g. 17 = 2017). With commemorative overprint.
Signatures of Simeon M. Athy (as GOVERNOR) and Gaetan Pikioune (as MINISTER OF FINANCE). No water­mark. Bank logo as shadow image. No security thread. Conch shell as transparent window. Geometrical figure as registration device. One red horizontal and one black vertical 8-digit serial number on the front side. Both have a double letter prefix and digits of the same size. Printed by Note Printing Australia on polymer substrate.


Overprint on the front side of B209. Introduced to commemorate the South Pacific Mini Games hosted by Vanuatu in 2017.