A continuation of the silver Taku coin series from the New Zealand Mint, the brand new 2014 $2 Niue Hawksbill Turtle coin combines the increasing popularity of 1 oz pure silver with a design that pays homage to the beautiful natural environment of New Zealand. The mint has struck only 200,000 of these new coins with each one containing 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
- Minted at the New Zealand Mint.
- Only 200,000 coins were struck with this design.
- Given a $2 face value.
- Features a Hawksbill Turtle design to honor the creature.
- All coins in this listing in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The Hawksbill turtle is a native species in the tropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. The turtle gets its name from its distinctive, pointed beak and has an overlapping scale pattern on its shell. Speaking of the turtles shell, it is one of the brightest colored and patterned of any turtle in the world. Each year, Hawksbill turtles come to the shores of New Zealand from Fiji. When the turtles arrive in New Zealand, they gather primarily near the upper North Island of New Zealand in its clear, shallow waters.
Hawksbill turtles are critically endangered as a result of human activity around the globe. The New Zealand Mint is calling attention to the plight of this turtle with its unique minting and intricate design.
On the reverse side of the coin, investors will find the intricately engraved image of the Hawksbill turtle swimming through the waters of the Pacific. On the obverse side, the side-profile image of Queen Elizabeth II (as designed by Ian Rank-Broadley) is stamped on the coin, along with the country of issue. All Hawksbill Turtle 1 oz. Silver Coins are packaged and shipped in a protective sleeve that protects the coin during shipping, and offers the perfect display piece for the coin.
The New Zealand Mint is a privately owned company that is based in Auckland, New Zealand. The mint is the only operation in New Zealand that purchases refined gold and silver from international sources to produce bullion products. The mint produces collector coins for nations throughout the Pacific, particularly Fiji, the Cook Islands, and Niue.
To learn more about the 2014 1 oz New Zealand Silver $2 Niue Hawksbill Turtle Coin or if you have any questions you can call us at 800-276-6508. We are also happy to respond to any inquiries through live chat or email. Only 200,000 of these stunning coins are set to be released so be sure to grab yours while supplies last!