The hawksbill turtle is one of the ocean’s most majestic creatures, and perhaps one of its more endangered. This species of sea turtle lives exclusively in the tropical waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, with the majority of its members calling the waters of the South Pacific home. The turtles are also the inspiration for a beautiful coin series known as the Niue Hawksbill. Today, 1 oz Silver New Zealand Niue Hawksbill Turtle Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in protective plastic.
- Eight years of issue available in this coin!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in varied condition.
- Face value of $2 (NZD) is fully backed by Niue’s government.
- Obverse includes the depiction of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the hawksbill turtle.
Niue Hawksbill Turtle silver coins originated from the New Zealand Mint in 2010 as the Fiji Taku coin. In the local Fijian dialect, Taku is the word used for the hawksbill turtle, which migrates annually between the waters of northern New Zealand and the islands of the South Pacific, such as Niue and Fiji.
From 2010 to 2013, the Hawkbill Turtle coin was issued for the nation of Fiji. The 2010, 2011, and 2012 issues of the coin featured the Fijian coat of arms on the obverse side, while the final year of issue as the Fiji Taku included the Ian Rank-Broadley depiction of Queen Elizabeth II.
Since 2014, the coins have been issued for the nation of Niue. The newly named Niue Hawksbill Turtle coin featured the same design of the hawksbill turtle as it swam through the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean on the reverse side with each passing year. The Niue Hawksbill Turtle silver coin also features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse side, which was created in 1998 by Rank-Broadley as the fourth-generation depiction of Her Majesty.
In this Silver.com listing, the 1 oz Silver New Zealand Niue Hawksbill Turtle Coin is available to you for purchase in varied condition and year of issue. Silver.com cannot guarantee either the year of issue you’ll receive or the condition of the coin. These factors are determined by availability at the time your order is fulfilled for shipping.
The New Zealand Mint is a privately owned company that operates in the city of Auckland, New Zealand. Though it has the sound of a sovereign mint in name, the New Zealand Mint has no affiliation with the federal government in New Zealand. All New Zealand dollars and other currency are struck by the Royal Canadian Mint and Royal Mint.
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