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Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of other continents => Sub-Saharan Africa => East Africa => Topic started by: Bimat on January 30, 2012, 02:57:52 PM

Title: Burundi 5 Francs (1980), KM# 20
Post by: Bimat on January 30, 2012, 02:57:52 PM
I won this coin on e-bay for less than half dollar ($0.35 to be precise) along with bunch of other coins a couple of months back..I have already shown some of those (Algeria, Cambodia bi-metal etc)..This is really not a very hard coin to find but never a bad deal for 35 cents! :D Here's the scan:

Burundi 5 Francs (1980), KM# 20.

(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa337/AdityaKulkarni3/Burundi5Francs1980.jpg)

Aditya
Title: Re: Burundi 5 Francs (1980), KM# 20
Post by: Figleaf on January 30, 2012, 05:08:12 PM
This is a bilingual Kirundi/French coin. The texts are paired:

ubumwe ibikorwa amajambere
unité travail progrès

both mean Unity Work Progress

iBanki ya Republika y'uBurundi
Banque de la République du Burundi

both mean Bank of the Republic of Burundi, and

Amafranga
Francs

Are both plural, of ifranga and franc respectively.

With thanks to Harald and his eminent web site (http://www.liganda.ch/PDF/BI.pdf)

Peter
Title: Re: Burundi 5 Francs (1980), KM# 20
Post by: Enlil on January 30, 2012, 10:52:40 PM
Wonder what it can buy these days!
Title: Re: Burundi 5 Francs (1980), KM# 20
Post by: Figleaf on January 31, 2012, 12:06:23 AM
500 Burundi francs are equal to 29 eurocents or 19 rupees.

Civil war between Tutsis and Hutus has totally demolished the economy and made Burundi one of the very poorest countries on the planet.

Peter
Title: Re: Burundi 5 Francs (1980), KM# 20
Post by: Afrasi on January 31, 2012, 09:26:09 AM
Wonder what it can buy these days!

Take this one and sell it getting some more.  ;D
Title: Re: Burundi 5 Francs (1980), KM# 20
Post by: Enlil on January 31, 2012, 11:51:06 PM
Take this one and sell it getting some more.  ;D

I think they would be more concerened with just earning enough to buy food. Selling coins would be for tourist and or a luctury.
Title: Re: Burundi 5 Francs (1980), KM# 20
Post by: andyg on February 01, 2012, 07:45:02 PM
Take this one and sell it getting some more.  ;D

Is this the essai listed in Gerhard's book?
I notice it's not in Krause (38th ed)
Title: Re: Burundi 5 Francs (1980), KM# 20
Post by: africancoins on February 01, 2012, 07:50:50 PM
See here for some answers....

http://www.emuenzen.de/forum/wert-bestimmungsanfragen/42356-burundi-5-francs-1967-nicht-im-km.html

Thanks Mr Paul Baker
Title: Re: Burundi 5 Francs (1980), KM# 20
Post by: Afrasi on February 01, 2012, 08:05:39 PM
I think they would be more concerened with just earning enough to buy food. Selling coins would be for tourist and or a luctury.

Dear Enlil!

I think You did misunderstand me. I did not want to talk arrogantly about the needs of people in poor African countries.
I visited Africa several times and am involved in some projects of aid in Ghana and Zimbabwe. Additionally I  have relatives (No Rhodies!) in Zimbabwe, actually one of the poorest countries.

The coin shown above is a very scarce one. That's why I did show it.
You would get some hundred Dollars for it. That's why I did make my - not so sensibel :-[ - comment.

to andyg:

It's not the "Essai", but the "Motivprobe" (engl.: pattern)
Title: Re: Burundi 5 Francs (1980), KM# 20
Post by: Enlil on February 01, 2012, 11:15:52 PM
Afrasi, its ok to be blunt, I am an easy going guy. If what someone says has worth I will listen to them. Thanks Anyway. Nice coin also. But still the Burundians would less educated on the topic, then again so are most people.