Guyana 50-CENTS (KM41)

Non-circulating coin

Hoatzin

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.


Diameter
25.9 mm
Composition
Copper-Nickel
Catalogue #
KM41
Obverse Legend
OUR PEOPLE-OUR MOST PRECIOUS ASSET Bank of Guyana
Reverse Legend
CREATIVITY 50 CENTS

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