The Silver New Zealand Fiji Taku coin is one of the more impressive bullion products available on the market today. Struck in limited numbers by the New Zealand Mint on an annual basis, this little-known coni program has quickly gained traction in the international marketplace. Right now, the 2011 1 oz Silver New Zealand Fiji Taku coin is available on Silver.com in perfect condition.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab.
- 2nd annual striking of the Silver Fiji Taku.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $2 and is legal tender in Fiji.
- Earned a perfect Mint State 70 grade from the NGC.
- Features contrasting matte and mirrored finishes.
Silver Fiji Taku coins have an extremely unique history for such a short coin program. First introduced in 2010, these coins have been struck and issued for two different nations already with little change to the design in the process.
The coins were originally produced for the nation of Fiji as the Fiji Taku in 2010, and continued in that name for four issue years through 2013. The coins feature an image of the hawksbill turtle, common in the waters of the South Pacific, on the reverse. Starting in 2014, the coins were reissued for Niue, an autonomous region of New Zealand.
Each of the 2011 1 oz Silver New Zealand Fiji Taku coins in this listing has a perfect grade from the NGC. Mint State 70 specimens have their full, original mint luster and feature no detracting flaws of any kind.
The reverse face of the coin bears a strong, frosted field on most of the surface with a hawksbill turtle swimming through the bubbles and warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. A small slice of the coin’s reverse bears a deeply-mirrored finish, with the engraving “Fiji Taku” contained within.
On the obverse is a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of England. Her Majesty’s effigy is featured along with engravings that read “Elizabeth II,” “Fiji,” “Two Dollars,” and “2011.”
The New Zealand Mint is a privately-owned facility in Auckland, and has no authority as the sovereign mint of the nation. New Zealand silver coins are printed or struck by the Royal Canadian Mint or Royal Mint in London.
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