The Silver Niue Hawksbill Turtle Coin debuted in 2010 with just a 1 oz silver weight available. Over the course of the past nine release years, the coin offerings have been expanded to include a fractional weight and a larger weight coin. The 5 oz silver coin recently debuted with limited mintages, and is available again for 2018. Today, 2018 5 oz Silver New Zealand $10 Niue Hawksbill Turtle Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in a protective capsule.
- Fifth release of the Silver Niue Hawksbill Turtle coins!
- Mintage limited to 50,000 coins only for 5 oz weight!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Face value of $10 (NZD) is fully backed by Niue’s government.
- Obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse features a hawksbill turtle in the water.
Hawksbill turtles once faced the prospect of extinction from tropical waters around the world. Still considered a species of concern, the hawksbill turtles are rebounding. Their decline in population is due both to mankind’s interference in their waterways, but also the use of turtles as food by South Pacific cultures.
The Silver Niue Hawksbill Turtle has gone by that name since 2014, when the nation of issue was changed from Fiji. The Fiji Taku debuted in 2010 with the same design still used on the Niue Hawksbill, but the Queen’s effigy appears on the Niue Hawksbill turtle rather than the Fijian crest used on the last year of issue for the former coin.
All 2018 5 oz Silver New Zealand $10 Niue Hawksbill Turtle Coins listed here are in BU condition. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, but you might find minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks. These are the result of striking blanks during production.
On the reverse of all Silver Niue Hawksbill Turtle Coins is the image of the aquatic tortoise species. The turtle is featured swimming through bubbly waters, with an engraving on the left of “Turtle.” The coin’s weight, purity, and metal content are featured on this side of the coin.
The obverse of all 2018 5 oz Silver New Zealand Niue Hawksbill Turtle coins features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty always appears on the obverse of commonwealth coins, and has since her ascension to the throne in 1952. This right-profile portrait is the fourth-generation effigy created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
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