Zimbabwe 5-DOLLARS (KM13)
Zimbabwe 5-DOLLARS (KM13)

Zimbabwe 5-DOLLARS (KM13) Black Rhinoceros

The Black rhinoceros is a critically endangered animal. Large, solitary, and grumpy, rhinos are always favourites at zoos. The Black Rhino and White Rhino are both grey, and are named for the shape of their upper lip. The Black Rhino has a hook-shaped upper lip, and the White Rhino has a wide square-shaped lip. Dutch settlers called the rhino with the wide lip 'wijde rhino' (wijde is Dutch for 'wide', of course). English settlers confused this for white, and the 'other' rhino naturally became 'black.'


  • Diameter: 27.4 mm
  • Composition: Stainless Steel in Brass Ring
  • CAT#: KM13

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