Vanuatu S2

  • Currency: Vatu
  • Denomination: 500
  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Size: 135 x 65 mm
  • Printer: NPA
  • Substrate: Guardian®
  • Quantity: On issue
  • Type: Circulating (on issue)

Vanuatu, 500 Vatu, issued in 2017. The banknote incorporates the theme of 'culture'. A triton shell in the clear window on left. Front: The coat of arms of Vanuatu, depicting a Melanesian warrior superimposed on a boar's tusk, over a scroll that reads "Long God yumi stanap" (In God We Stand, in Bislama). A map of Vanuatu islands at right. Back: In the center man at cultural activities of sand drawing, behind a group of men doing a traditional dancing. At back, the Malvatu Mauri or National Council of Chiefs, a formal advisory body of chiefs recognised by the Constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu.