Vanuatu has completed the transition from issuing its banknotes in paper and now uses
We offer here Uncirculated examples of the plastic
500 vatu issued in 2017 (P-New). The mauve polymer plastic 500 vatu is mauve and slightly
reduced in size over the paper version. The same Melanesian man in on the front and a group of dancing boys on
the back while another draws in the sand. Limited availability.
Vanuatu has changed over to using polymer for all its banknote denominations. We are
delighted to offer Uncirculated examples of the 1000 and 5000 vatu notes , both in
polymer plastic (P16 &18) . Both feature the country arms with a standing Melanesian
man on the front. The backs show vignettes of life on the islands with cattle grazing and
women preparing food on the 1000 vatu and fish, two young women in a dug out canoe and
a man bungee jumping on the back of the 5000. Limited supply.