Guyana 50-CENTS (KM41)
Guyana 50-CENTS (KM41)

Guyana 50-CENTS (KM41) Hoatzin

Non-circulating coin

The Hoatzin, known as the Canje Pheasant in Guyana, is a strange bird that lives in swampy areas along the rivers. The Hoatzin use a ruminant-like digestive system involving bacterial fermentation in the front part of their gut. This is unique among birds, and makes them stink like manure. Because of this, they are not hunted for food unless the hunters are really really hungry.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 25.9 mm
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel
  • CAT#: KM41

Obverse Legend

OUR PEOPLE-OUR MOST PRECIOUS ASSET Bank of Guyana

Reverse Legend

CREATIVITY 50 CENTS

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