The Fiji Taku coin is the one silver bullion product issued on behalf of the island nation each year. Produced at the privately-owned New Zealand Mint, these coins feature a native species found throughout tropical waters in three of the worlds oceans. Today, the 2013 1 oz New Zealand Silver $2 Fiji Taku Coin is available from JM Bullion with a perfect certification.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $2 and is considered legal tender in Fiji.
- Earned a grade of Mint State 70 from the NGC.
Each of the 2013 1 oz New Zealand Silver $2 Fiji Taku coins in this JM Bullion listing has a perfect Mint State 70 grade from the NGC. Coins in this condition feature their full, original mint luster, and no detracting flaws are visible anywhere on the coins surface.
The New Zealand Fiji Taku coin is part of a larger series that features the hawksbill turtle. Issued for both Niue and Fiji with the hawksbill design, the Fiji coin is known as the Fiji Taku because the local dialect on the island refers to the hawksbill as the Taku.
For the 2013 edition of the coin, the fourth in the Silver Fiji Taku series, the New Zealand Mint adopted a new obverse design. Rather than the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the mint opted for something representative of the islands. These coins have quickly become the most popular of the New Zealand Silver Coins.
On the obverse of these coins youll find the official emblem of the people of Fiji. Two Fijian warriors are featured standing on either side of the crest, which bears imagery of the cultures seafaring past. The words Fiji 2013 are engraved above, and the face value of the coin is listed below as Two Dollars.
The New Zealand Mint is located in the national capital of Auckland, but does not act as the sovereign mint of the nation. All New Zealand dollars and coinage currency are struck by the Royal Canadian Mint or Royal Mint in London.
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