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20 Vatu

20 Vatu -  obverse20 Vatu -  reverse

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Features

Country Vanuatu
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1983-2010
Value 20 Vatu
20 VUV = 0.16 USD
Currency Vatu (1982-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 10.2 g
Diameter 28.45 mm
Thickness 2.05 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 7,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 20
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

National arms

Lettering:
1995
RIPABLIK BLONG
LONG GOD YUMI STANAP
VANUATU

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:
20
VATU

Edge

Milled

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  1.32 2.04 2.94 44% Royal Mint
1983  0.17% Royal Mint; BU
1983  1.8% Royal Mint; Proof
1990  13% Royal Mint
1995  1.67 18% Royal Mint
1999  1.17 1.63 38% Royal Mint
2010  7% Royal Australian Mint

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