The most popular silver bullion product from the New Zealand Mint continues to be the hawksbill turtle coin. Originally minted and issued for the island of Fiji, these coins transitioned to the autonomous region of New Zealand known as Niue. Right now, JM Bullion offers the 2015 1 oz New Zealand Silver $2 Hawksbill Turtle coin in perfect condition.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $2 and is legal tender in Niue.
- Earned a perfect Mint State 70 grade from the NGC.
- Features the magnificent Hawksbill turtle on the reverse.
The Hawksbill Turtle coin series is the continuation of the original Fiji Silver Taku coins, first introduced by the New Zealand Mint in 2010. The coins quickly became some of the most popular New Zealand Silver Coins. The coins were originally struck featuring the hawksbill turtle, known as the taku in Fiji, for the autonomous region of New Zealand. However, Fijis status with New Zealand has changed since that time, and as of 2014 the coins are minted for Niue as the Niue Hawksbill Turtle.
Each 2015 1 oz New Zealand Silver $2 Niue Hawksbill Turtle coin in this JM Bullion listing has a perfect grade of MS70 from the NGC. Coins in this condition still feature their full, original mint luster, and bear no detracting flaws of any kind.
The image on the reverse of each Niue Hawksbill Turtle is the same used on the original Fiji Taku, that of the hawksbill turtle as it swims through the water. There are still contrasting sections of matte and deeply-mirrored finish, with engravings that feature the weight, metal content, and purity of the coin, as well as the word Turtle.
On the obverse youll find the latest image of Queen Elizabeth II in right-profile relief. For the Niue Hawksbill Turtle coins, the New Zealand Mint has selected Ian Rank-Broadleys 1998 depiction of the Queen, and engravings include her name, the nation of issue, the coins face value, and its year of issue.
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