Burundi 5-FRANCS (KM30) Shoebill
In 2014, Burundi issued a commemorative set of coins featuring birds. The combined mintage of 1.8 million indicates they are intended for circulation.
The Shoebill (aka whalehead aka shoe-billed stork aka Balaeniceps rex) is a very large "stork-like" bird with a great big "shoe-like" bill. Seriously, take a look at that beak. They are found in fresh-water swamps of central tropical Africa.
- Diameter: 26 mm
- Composition: Aluminum
- CAT#: KM30