One of the most sought-after silver coins on the market today is the Silver Niue Hawksbill coin. Originally introduced in 2010 as the Fiji Taku coin, the design remains the same on the reverse side today to honor the beautiful marine turtle known as the hawksbill. Native the waters of the South Pacific, the hawksbill is a perfect fit for a design for the nation of Niue. Today, the 2017 5 oz Silver New Zealand $10 Niue Hawksbill Turtle Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed inside of a protective plastic capsule.
- Fourth release of the Niue Hawksbill Turtle coin!
- Mintage limited to 50,000 coins only!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Face value of 10 Dollars is fully backed by Niue’s government.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse.
- The hawksbill turtle as it swims is captured on the reverse.
As the Silver Fiji Taku, this coin series featured only a 1 oz silver coin option. When the program ended with the 2013 striking of the Fiji Taku and resumed the next year as the Silver Niue Hawksbill, there were two additional options for investors. A ½ oz coin was added along with these 5 oz Silver Niue Hawksbill coins.
Your 2017 5 oz Silver New Zealand $10 Niue Hawksbill Turtle Coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in this condition have no signs of wear and tear, but are not free of imperfections. Minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks are possible from the production process.
The obverse of all Silver Niue Hawksbill Turtle Coins includes an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. All commonwealth nations have the Queen’s image on the obverse of coinage, and this particular design represents the fourth-generation depiction of Her Majesty created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
On the reverse of each of the 2017 5 oz Silver New Zealand $10 Niue Hawksbill Turtle Coins is the image of the namesake creature. Hawksbill turtles are noted for their sharp, hooked beak and brightly colored, overlapping sections of the shell on their back. Hawksbills in the South Pacific routinely travel from Fiji to New Zealand’s North Island to breed each year.
The New Zealand Mint is responsible for the Silver Niue Hawksbill Turtle Coin program. Located in Auckland, it is the only privately-owned mint in the nation of New Zealand, but has no association with the national government. Sovereign coinage for New Zealand is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint and Royal Mint in the United Kingdom.
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