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Vanuatu: New series of coins (2015)
« on: August 17, 2015, 12:33:27 PM »
Vanuatu has today launched their new series of coins.

5 Vatu: Traditional outrigger canoe
10 Vatu: Coconut crab
20 Vatu: Traditional community leaders or "jifs".
50 Vatu: Kava and coconut
100 Vatu: Parliament building

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Re: Vanuatu: New series of coins
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2015, 12:34:36 PM »
These look different. Congratulations on being the first to find an image of the new set.

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Re: Vanuatu: New series of coins
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2015, 12:50:23 PM »
Thanks for the news!

Really a wonderful set, looks modern and traditional at the same time. And the coin of 100 vatu is lobulated!

Waiting for technical characteristics.

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Re: Vanuatu: New series of coins
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2015, 02:33:12 PM »
And the coin of 100 vatu is lobulated!

Isn't that shape called Spanish flower, only with more leaves than 20 Eurocent coin?

Waiting for technical characteristics.

And images of the Obverse too.

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Re: Vanuatu: New series of coins
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2015, 07:18:32 PM »
Isn't that shape called Spanish flower, only with more leaves than 20 Eurocent coin?

Now that you say that...could it be. Malaysia has 9 leaves instead 7 of 20 eurocent coins.

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Re: Vanuatu: New series of coins
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2015, 07:51:12 PM »
I think that is exactly what Royal Canadian Mint indicated when it decided to agree to bear the cost of newly introduced 2 Dollars of Fiji with a new coin a couple of years back.
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Re: Vanuatu: New series of coins
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2015, 08:08:04 PM »
It's definitely not a Spanish flower shape, in the Numista catalog this shape is being described as scalloped.
Unlike scalloped coins, the Spanish flower coins only have small indentations.

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Re: Vanuatu: New series of coins
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2015, 08:44:00 PM »
Can we have a standalone image of the coin under discussion, with no cardboard hiding it?

Royal Australian mint does not have many instances of scalloped coins but then one can judge only after seeing the coin.
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Re: Vanuatu: New series of coins
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2015, 09:56:26 PM »
Can we have a standalone image of the coin under discussion, with no cardboard hiding it?

Royal Australian mint does not have many instances of scalloped coins but then one can judge one after seeing the coin.

I have no further images of the coins nor technical information. All information is in this topic, when I get or find something new I will add it.

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Re: Vanuatu: New series of coins
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2015, 08:59:08 AM »
The obverse of the coins remains unchanged (depicts the coat of arms). My special thanks to the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu  :)









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Re: Vanuatu: New series of coins
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2015, 09:23:17 AM »
Aleksandra Stokic designed the coins, according to a post by Niels in another topic. I wonder if this background pattern has some cultural significance. It's a fine set. The design look to be of "British overseas style", as I call the style of the Commonwealth countries. The former Vanuatu set looked different in style and unlike other Commonwealth sets - more French "overseas style" in some ways, but then Vanuatu, or the New Hebrides, as it was called, was a Franco-British-ruled condominium before independence.
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Re: Vanuatu: New series of coins
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2015, 06:23:05 PM »
You are completely right about the style. Monnaie de Paris was also in touch with Vanuatu about this and they even submitted designs but the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu eventually chose for RAM.

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Re: Vanuatu: New series of coins (2015)
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2015, 01:06:03 AM »
Hello friends!
when this coin set will be released to the public?

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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2015, 01:58:06 AM »
Monnaie de Paris was also in touch with Vanuatu about this and they even submitted designs but the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu eventually chose for RAM.

Attached are three of the proposed Monnaie de Paris designs created by Nicolas Cozon.
Source: Schön's World Coin Catalogue 46th edition 2018.

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Re: Vanuatu: New series of coins (2015)
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2015, 02:15:28 AM »
So the Vanuatuans were definitely keen on these traditional motifs, which even appear on the obverse of the French proposed designs. I haven't seen any photos of the real coins yet, so I don't know whether the actual obverse includes similar motifs.