Vanuatu Celebrates 40 Years of Independence

11 Jan 2022  Tue

Vanuatu is a small archipelago in the South Pacific. It is one of those countries that were formerly European colonies and then split even further into its local culture. In the 1970s there was an independence push which led to full independence in 1980.

The Reserve Bank of Vanuatu released a special banknote to commemorate and mark the country’s 40 years of independence on July 25. This 1,000-vatu note commemorates the 40th anniversary of independence. Unlike with preceding issues wherein the first two digits of the serial number represent the last two digits of the year of printing, the 40 on these notes represents the 40th anniversary.

The banknote depicts Coat of Arms (Melanesian Chief standing with spear); Map of Vanuatu islands; flower; four farmers with crops; rancher riding horse among cattle with palm trees.

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