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500 Francs CFA Lilac Breasted Roller

Features

Country Burkina Faso
Type Non circulating coin
Year 2013
Value 500 Francs
500 XOF = 0.89 USD
Metal Silver (.925)
Weight 15.57 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Shape Round

Obverse

Burkina Faso State Coat of Arms above value.

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE DU BURKINA FASO
UNITE PROGRES JUSTICE
500
FRANCS CFA

Translation: Republic of Burkina Faso, Unity Progress Justice, 500 Francs CFA

Reverse

Lila Brested Roller above bird watching symbol.

Lettering:
Coracias cuadatus L'AFRIQUE
ROLLIER À LONGS BRINS

Comments

In COA there is information that this coin is a legal tender in Niger

The Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus) is a member of the roller family of birds. It is widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula, preferring open woodland and savanna; it is largely absent from treeless places. Usually found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees, poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects, lizards, scorpions, snails, small birds and rodents moving about at ground level. Nesting takes place in a natural hole in a tree where a clutch of 2–4 eggs is laid, and incubated by both parents, who are extremely aggressive in defence of their nest, taking on raptors and other birds. During the breeding season the male will rise to great heights, descending in swoops and dives, while uttering harsh, discordant cries.
The sexes are alike in coloration. Juveniles do not have the long tail feathers that adults do.
This species is the national bird of Botswana and Kenya.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2013  1,000 Proof

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500 Francs CFA (Lilac Breasted Roller)