Belize 5-CENTS (KM47) Fork-tailed Flycatcher
The adult Fork-tailed flycatcher is typically 38 cm long, and over half of that is tail. The long tail opens and closes in flight like a pair of scissors.
This coin was minted in 1975 and 1976 in Proof (this coin), Matte, and special uncirculated versions. None of them ever circulated, but it was already in the Coin Zoo collection before I realized that, so it gets to stay. Besides, it is beautiful.
- Diameter: 20.2 mm
- Composition: Nickel-Brass
- CAT#: KM47