1/2 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $1 Niue Taku .999 Fine 2014
This coin is a continuation of the silver Taku series from the New Zealand Mint that has grown tremendously in popularity in its brief existence. The coin combines the appeal of 1 oz of pure Silver with an elegant design that captures the beauty of the ocean! With a sleeker design and low mintages for bullion, these coins move very quickly.
1/2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
Coins come packaged in protective plastic flips.
Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Obverse: New stylized design of a Hawksbill turtle, also known as the Taku, swimming in shallow waters amidst tiny bubbles.
Reverse: Effigy of Queen Elizabth II and 2014 date.
Multiples of 20 will come in plastic tubes; individual coins will come in protective slips.
Produced by the New Zealand Mint.
turtles are found throughout the tropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and
Indian Oceans. Named for their narrow, pointed beak, they are also recognizable
by a distinctive pattern of overlapping scales on their exquisitely colored and
patterned shells. This species typically avoids deep waters, preferring
coastlines and coral reefs where they can find sponges, a primary food source
for these omnivores. Beautiful creatures, they make incredible migrations in
order to move from feeding sites to tropical beaches that often serve as nesting
grounds. Hawksbill turtles come to New Zealand every year from Fiji; although
they?ve been sighted as far south as Cook Strait, they are mostly seen in the
upper North Island of New Zealand in the clear, shallow waters of the island
shelve. Like many sea turtles, hawksbills are a
critically endangered species due mostly to human impact. Hawksbill eggs are
still eaten around the world despite the turtle?s international protected
status, and they are often killed for their flesh and their stunning shells that
are highly valuable in some marketplaces. A
fantastically designed bullion item, this product has grown tremendously in
popularity among investors in each of the four years that it?s been produced
because of its intricate design.
Silvercoin: Niue Taku Turtle
Country of origin: Niue
Nominal value: 1 Dollar
Mint: New Zealand Mint
Weight: 15,5 g
Fineness: Ag 999
Diameter: Ø 32,5 mm