2014 Niue 1 Ounce Hawksbill Turtle Silver Coin
This coin is a continuation of the silver Taku series from the New Zealand Mint that has grown tremendously popular 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.
Hawksbill 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 shells. This species prefers coastlines and coral reefs where they can find sponges, a primary food source for these omnivores.
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.
Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver and a strict limited mintage of only 200,000 coins.
Reverse: Stylized design of a Hawksbill turtle, also known as the Taku, swimming in shallow waters amidst tiny bubbles.
Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2014 date.
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
Metal Content: 1 troy oz
Manufacturer: New Zealand Mint
Diameter: 40.5 mm