Burundi 5-FRANCS (KM30)
Burundi 5-FRANCS (KM30)

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.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 26 mm
  • Composition: Aluminum
  • CAT#: KM30

Obverse Legend

IBANKI YA REPUBLIKA Y' UBURUNDI UBUMWE – IBIKORWA – AMAJAMBERE

Reverse Legend

BANQUE DE LA REPUBLIQUE DU BURUNDI Balaeniceps rex 5 FRANCS AMAFRANGA · BRB ·

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