Just Issued: Aruba commemorative coin with the extraordinary hummingbird.
Manually printed in color
A brightly colored hummingbird steals the show on Aruba’s commemorative coin of 2020. The hummingbird is known as “Blenchi” in Papiamento. It is so tiny that this special bird found in Aruba is often mistaken for a bumblebee or other insect before it is identified as a hummingbird. Its wings can make 80 beats per minute, producing a buzzing, insect-like sound. The hummingbird can usually be discovered hovering near flowers. It uses its narrow beak to drink nectar, its main food source, straight out of the flower’s calyx. Due to its extraordinary fast wing-strokes and its tiny size (the hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world!), it is able to hold the perfect position to take a sip. There are over 300 different kinds of hummingbirds, some of which are found on Aruba.
The Blenchi follows the commemorative coins with the Prikichi (brown-throated parakeet), Soldachi (hermit crab) and Turtuga (green sea turtle) and is the final issue in this series.
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5 Aruban florin