The Hawksbill Turtle coin from the New Zealand Mint is unique in more ways than one. Struck on an annual basis by the mint, it is actually distributed under two different names for differing nations of issue. The Fijian issue coin is known as the Fiji Taku, and right now JM Bullion offers the 2011 1 oz New Zealand Silver $2 Fiji Take Coin in perfect condition.
- 2nd annual release of the Fiji Taku series!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $2 and is considered legal tender in Fiji.
- Graded a perfect Mint State 70 by the NGC.
Whether you call it the Hawksbill or Fiji Taku coin, this New Zealand Mint product features the image of the so-called hawksbill turtle. The marine turtle’s name comes from the pointed, narrow beaks on its face, and each turtle has a distance and exquisitely colored shell pattern on its back. The coins were first issued in 2010 by the mint and are the most popular New Zealand Silver Coins.
Each of the 2011 1 oz Silver Fiji Taku Coins in this product listing earned a perfect grade from the NGC. MS70 coins have their full, original luster from the mint, and contain no detracting flaws of any kind.
On the reverse face of each coin is the image of a hawksbill turtle as it swims through the warm waters of the South Pacific. This area of the coin’s reverse features a frosted, matte finish. A small sliver on the left of this face is finished with a deeply-mirrored appearance, and bears the inscription “Fiji Taku.”
The obverse face of the coin bears a left-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, and includes engravings around the outside that read “Elizabeth II,” “Fiji,” “Two Dollars,” and “2011.”
The New Zealand Mint is a private mint located in Auckland, and is the only such facility in the country. It is not affiliated with the national government, and does not produce currency for the nation, as that is handled by the Royal Mint and Royal Canadian Mint overseas.
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask. A JM Bullion associate is available at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat feature, or via email to help.