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2 Vatu

2 Vatu -  obverse2 Vatu -  reverse

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Features

Country Vanuatu
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1983-2002
Value 2 Vatu
2 VUV = 0.017 USD
Currency Vatu (1982-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 3 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.38 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 4,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 17
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Coat of Arms

Lettering:
RIPABLIK BLONG VANUATU
1999
LONG GOD YUMI STANAP

Translation:
Republic of Vanuatu
In God we stand

Reverse

Charonia tritonis, or Triton, very large shell that predates upon sea stars, particularly the invading Acanthaster, locally responsible for the destruction of corals. Here holed as it was used as trumpet.

Lettering: 2 VATU

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Main feature of the Coat of Arms: A Melanesian (native warrior) armed with a spear, standing before a mountain; behind him a boar's tusk and two leaves of the namele (coconut palm).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1983  1.34 Royal Mint
1983  Royal Mint; Proof
1990  0.51 Royal Mint
1995  0.63 Royal Mint
1999  0.98 Royal Mint
2002  0.62 0.56 Royal Mint

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