One of the most popular coin programs from the South Pacific, and indeed among investors around the globe, is the Niue Hawksbill Turtle. Introduced in 2010, the coin series has had an interestingly short life to date. The 2017 issue of the coins marks the continuation of this incredibly popular silver coin series. Right now, the 2017 ½ oz New Zealand Silver $1 Niue Hawksbill Turtle Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective flip and quantities of 20 in a tube.
- 8th issue of the Hawksbill Turtle coin!
- Contains ½ Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $1.00 backed by the government of Niue.
- Obverse includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the popular Hawksbill turtle design.
Each 2017 ½ oz New Zealand Silver $1 Niue Hawksbill Turtle Coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though production flaws are possible. Breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the coining process are the most likely to be present.
Hawksbill turtles are found throughout tropical waters in three of the world’s five oceans. Located in the southern reaches of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, the creatures earned their name as a result of the pointed beak on their heads, and are distinct from other turtle species with their colored, patterned shells of overlapping scales.
On the reverse of all 2017 ½ oz New Zealand Silver Hawksbill Turtle Coins is the image of one of these magnificent turtles. The design on this side of the coins has not changed significantly since 2010 when they were introduced. Originally known as the Taku Coin, the local Fijian name for the Hawksbill, the coins first had “Taku” engraved where you will now find “Turtle.”
The obverse of the Silver Hawksbill Turtle coins includes an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty appears on the obverse of all commonwealth coinage, and at this point the chosen portrait is the fourth-generation image of Queen Elizabeth II created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The New Zealand Mint is a privately owned operation that is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the only mint in New Zealand that is privately owned, and despite its name has no affiliation with the local government. All New Zealand dollars and sovereign coinage are produced by the Royal Mint in the UK or Royal Canadian Mint.
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