The Niue Hawksbill Silver Coin is one of the increasingly popular coins available today in the precious metals industry. Originally introduced in 2010, today the consistent design of the coin and its brilliant inspiration, the hawksbill turtle, are highly sought-after by investors and numismatists alike. Right now the 2016 2 oz New Zealand Niue Hawksbill Silver Coin is available in BU condition from JM Bullion.
- Singles ship in plastic flips, lots of 10 ship in generic tubes, lots of 200 ship in mint boxes.
- Contains 2 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $5 that is legal tender in Niue.
- Features the brilliant hawksbill turtle design.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Niue Hawksbill coins originated from the New Zealand Mint in 2010 as the Fiji Taku silver coin. The coins were produced for the nation of Fiji until 2013, when political discord between the two nations led the Sunshine Mint to reissue the coins for the self-governing territory of Niue.
Hawksbill turtles are popular native creatures in the South Pacific. Once considered a fine delicacy in the region, the impact of mankind’s cuisine choices and development in the region hurt the hawksbill. Today, the turtles are considered a protected species.
Each 2016 2 oz New Zealand Niue Hawksbill Silver Coin in this product listing has a Brilliant Uncirculated grade. BU coins exhibit no signs of wear and tear, but also feature breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from striking.
On the reverse face of the coin is the image of a hawksbill turtle, with its unique overlapping shell pattern visible. The matte finish of the water gives the coin’s design contrast, and a sliver of mirrored finish along the side bears the engraving “Turtle.”
The obverse face bears the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. On this side you’ll also find the engravings of Her Majesty’s name, the nation of issue, the year of issue, and the face value of the coin.
If you have questions, please contact JM Bullion at 800-276-6508. You can also contact us online using our live chat or email services. If you are interested in similar products, check out our selection of New Zealand Silver Coins.