Vanuatu has completed the transition from issuing its banknotes in paper and now uses polymer plastic. We offer here Uncirculated examples of the plastic 500 vatu issued in 2017 (P-New). The mauve polymer plastic 500 vatu is mauve and slightly reduced in size over the paper version. The same Melanesian man in on the front and a group of dancing boys on the back while another draws in the sand. Limited availability.
For quite a few years now the banknotes issued by Vietnam have been printed on polymer plastic. Yet in 2016 a new 100 Dong note was issued, bigger than normal and printed on paper. It was issued to mark the 55th Anniversary of National Banking in Vietnam 1961-2016. Ho Chi Minh is on the front and a view of the bank headquarters in Hanoi is on the back. Uncirculated.