PARROT Bird 1 Oz Silver Coin 1000 Francs Burkina Faso 2016

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This incredible 1 Oz Silver coin features the Macaw Parrot, known for its beautiful and colored faded feathers and for its long tail. The coin has a beautiful coloration, has an Antique Finish quality and comes packaged in a lovely case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 500 pcs worldwide!

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Country Burkina Faso
Year 2016
Face Value 1000 Francs
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Quality Antique Finish
Mintage (pcs) 500
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
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Macaw Parrot
The scarlet macaw (Ara macao) is a large red, yellow, and blue South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws. It is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America. Range extends from south-eastern Mexico to the Peruvian Amazon, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil in lowlands up to 500 m (1,640 ft) (at least formerly) up to 1,000 m (3,281 ft). It has suffered from local extinction through habitat destruction and capture for the parrot trade, but locally it remains fairly common. Formerly it ranged north to southern Tamaulipas. It can still be found on the island of Coiba. It is the national bird of Honduras.


The reverse of the coin depicts an incredible colored Macaw Parrot over a beautiful exotic background and surrounded by feathers. On the bottom right of the reverse, the inscriptions: “1 oz AG 0.999” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver, “PARROT” – the name of the coin and “2016” – the year of issue. The obverse of the coin features the Burkina Faso Coat of Arms and the inscriptions: “REPUBLIQUE DU BURKINA FASO” – the issue country and “1000 FRANCS CFA” – the face value.

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