The Niue Hawksbill Turtle coin is a low-mintage annual release that often attracts the eye of silver investors and collectors. These coins feature the same obverse and reverse designs each year, but were originally released with the Hawksbill theme for another South Pacific nation. Right now, 2018 1 oz New Zealand Silver $2 Niue Hawksbill Turtle Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in either protective plastic or plastic tubes of 20 coins.
- 9th issue of the Hawksbill Turtle coin design!
- Limited mintage of only 350,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $2 (NZD) backed by the government of Niue.
- Obverse includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse depicts the hawksbill turtle swimming in the warm Pacific waters.
Each 2018 1 oz New Zealand Silver $2 Niue Hawksbill Turtle Coin is available to you in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, but may feature minor flaws. These flaws are the result of the normal coining process and include possible breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks.
The hawksbill turtle is a large, aquatic tortoise species native to the tropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. The creatures are so-named as the hawksbill because of their sharp, curved beaks that resemble those of predatory bird species. The turtles in the South Pacific regularly travel between the island of Fiji and the North Island of New Zealand during mating season.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Niue Hawksbill Turtle Silver Coin youll find the stylized design of the turtle. Known regionally as the taku, these turtles have ornate shingles to their shell that overlap one another in forming the overall shell and give them a distinct appearance. The hawksbill turtle has appeared in this series since 2010.
The obverse of all Niue Hawksbill Turtle Silver Coins includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is captured on this side in right-profile relief, and her figure has featured on commonwealth coinage since 1952. This is the fourth-generation image created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
All Niue Hawksbill Turtle Silver Coins are designed by the New Zealand Mint, with the Sunshine Mint private facility in the United States contributing to coinage. New Zealand Mint is a private facility in the city of Auckland, and is the only one of its kind in New Zealand.
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