The vatu is the official currency of Vanuatu. The official currency symbol: VT.
The vatu was introduced in 1981 to replace the New Hebrides franc at par. The following year, the Central Bank of Vanuatu issued banknotes in 100, 500, and 1,000 vatu denominations. One year later, coins replaced the 100 vatu note, and the 5,000 vatu banknote was introduced in 1989. After a financial restructuring, the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu took over paper money issuance in 1993, following a financial restructuring, and launched freshly designed 500 and 1000 vatu notes. The first 200-vatu notes were issued in 1995. In addition to the standard 10,000 vatu notes, the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu launched new polymer notes in 2014. Among the new series of notes is a new denomination of 2,000 vatu. Today, are circulating banknotes in denominations of 200VT, 500VT, 1,000VT, 2,000VT, 5,000VT, 10,000VT.
The 5000 Vanuatu vatu note front design features the Coat of Arms of Vanuatu. The reverse of the note illustrates a cruise ship in port, the construction of a tower made of wood and cattle. The lettering of the note is presented in the French and English languages. This note is part of the 2006 series, and its color is light brown and red.
Text: RESERVE BANK OF VANUATU FIVE THOUSAND VATU 5000 VT CINQ MILLE VATU BANQUE DE RESERVE DE VANUATU.