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Vanuatu - vatu 100, 500 and 1000 Album Issue 1982

One Hundred Vatu, ND1982 P1
Matching Serial Numbers Set AA000168Reverse
Five Hundred Vatu, ND1982 P2
Reverse
One Thousand Vatu, ND1982 P3
Reverse
Album Cover
The above set was put together by the Central Bank of Vanuatu in 1982 to celebrate the first set of Vanuatu banknotes issued by the country following gaining independence from Britain and France in 1980. These folder note sets were sold at a premium and all three notes come with AA prefix and low matching serial numbers. I believe there are no certificate issued for this release nor there any overprint on the album that housed the notes. All notes were signed by Philip Shing (President) and John A Howard (General Manager). Other denominations were later added to the Vatu series, with Vt5000 in 1989, Vt200 in 1995 and Vt10,000 (polymer) in 2010. We will expect to see more new notes from Vanuatu, all polymers, to be released including the new Vt2,000 later, and this will depends on the current remaining stock of the paper notes.

The above notes were printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co Ltd, New Malden, Surrey, England.

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