10 Vatu Coconut Crab

Features

Issuer Vanuatu
Period Republic (1980-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 2015
Value 10 Vatu
10 VUV = USD 0.08
Currency Vatu (1982-date)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 3.64 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 77324
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 128,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 122
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The Vanuatu coat of arms featuring a Melanesian warrior standing in front of a curved boar's tooth above a scroll reading "LONG GOD YUMI STANAP".
Date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
2015
RIPABLIK BLONG VANUATU
LONG GOD YUMI STANAP

Translation:
Republic of Vanuatu
In God We Stand
(translated from Bislama)

Reverse

An image of a Coconut Crab (Birgus latro) in front of a bar with a diamond pattern overlay.
Value.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
10
VATU

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

In 2011 the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu ceased to issue 1 and 2 vatu coins, which had become infrequently used due to inflation. Prices in Vanuatu stores are now rounded to the nearest 5 vatu.

As part of a coinage reform, new coins were minted in 2015 by the Royal Australian Mint.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  35 000 000 $ 0.39 $ 0.97 $ 1.17 $ 1.44

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