2 Vatu

2 Vatu -  obverse2 Vatu -  reverse

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Features

Country Vanuatu
Period Republic (1982-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1983-2002
Value 2 Vatu
2 VUV = 0.018 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,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 17
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

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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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1983  1.59 24% Royal Mint
1983  0.4% Royal Mint; BU
1983  1.4% Royal Mint; Proof
1990  0.58 0.59 1.45 20% Royal Mint
1995  0.75 0.59 16% Royal Mint
1999  1.11 25% Royal Mint
2002  0.83 0.88 32% Royal Mint

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