One of the most beautiful creatures in the world is the Hawksbill turtle. Native to the warmer waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, these creatures are noted for their colorful shells with an overlapping pattern. Roughly 3,000 of these animals migrate to the shores of Fiji on an annual basis, providing the perfect inspiration for the $2 Fiji Taku coin. Now, the 2013 1 oz Silver New Zealand $2 Fiji Taku is available through Silver.com.
- Just 1,711 coins currently exist in this grade!
- Consist of one ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $2 (Fiji).
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available in an NGC plastic slab for protection.
The New Zealand Mint introduced the Hawksbill turtle coin, known in the Fiji series as the Taku after the name for the creature in the local dialect, in 2010. The coin’s design is meant to call attention to the endangered status of the turtle. These beautiful animals are considered critically endangered, largely due to the activities of mankind. In addition to consuming turtle eggs as a delicacy, they are often killed for their flesh and brightly colored shells.
On the reverse face of the 2013 1 oz Silver New Zealand $2 Taku coin is the image of the turtle as it swims through the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. The coin’s water background features a matte finish and the coin’s weight, metal content, and purity. A small sliver of the reverse features a deeply-mirrored background with the engraving “Fiji Taku.”
The obverse face of each coin bears Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile portrait. A staple of all New Zealand Mint coins, her effigy was created by Ian Rank-Broadley, and his specific design is popular in Australia and the United Kingdom, as well.
Each coin available for purchase today from Silver.com is in near-perfect condition. These coins have their full, original luster, and no more than two detracting marks, flaws, or blemishes are visible on its surface.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call a Silver.com associate at 888-989-7223. We’re also available online through our live web chat and email services. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out our selection of New Zealand Coins.