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10 Vatu

10 Vatu -  obverse10 Vatu -  reverse

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Features

Country Vanuatu
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1983-2009
Value 10 Vatu
10 VUV = 0.08 USD
Currency Vatu (1982-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 6.1 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.89 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 6,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 19
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

Coconut crab, Birgus latro, surrounded by coconut trees. Value above. Of the Hermit crab family, it is the largest of all terrestrial crabs, present from the Seychelles to Polynesia.

Lettering: 10 VATU

Edge

Reeded

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).

Photos of BU set

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1983  0.73 1.96 39% Royal Mint
1983  0.08% Royal Mint; BU
1983  1.6% Royal Mint; Proof
1990  2.32 10% Royal Mint
1995  0.64 0.83 20% Royal Mint
1999  1.85 1.22 28% Royal Mint
2009  0.98 1.19 22% Royal Australian Mint

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