2011 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku

Product Details

The Taku coin combines the appeal of 1 oz of pure Silver with an elegant design that captures the beauty of the ocean! Nearly 3,000 of these critically endangered Takus (Hawksbill turtles) call the island nation of Fiji their home.

Newest addition to the popular Taku series: the 2014 Hawksbill Turtle.

The Story:
      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 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.

The Coin:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Coins come packaged in plastic flips. Orders of 20 or more will come in tubes.
  • Strict limited mintage of only 350,000 coins or less.
  • Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
  • Obverse: stylized design of a Hawksbill turtle, also known as the Taku, swimming along the ocean floor amidst tiny bubbles.
  • Reverse: Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and 2012 date.
  • Produced by the New Zealand Mint under the authority of Fiji.
New Zealand Mint:
      The New Zealand Mint is a privately owned company in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the only privately owned mint in New Zealand, purchasing refined gold from international sources to produce coins. They have established their reputation over the past four decades for their high quality design as exhibited by their innovative commemorative gold and silver bullion products. The only precious metal mint in New Zealand, the mint uses the tag-line “Minters of the South Pacific” and produces collector and bullion coins for a number of pacific nations, including Fiji, the Cook Islands, Niue and Tuvalu.


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Specifications

Product ID: 61716
Year: 2011
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
Grade Service: None
Denomination: $2
Mint Mark: None
Metal Content: 1 troy oz
Purity: .999
Manufacturer: Sunshine Minting
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Diameter: 40.5 mm
Inner Pack: 20
Outer Pack: 500

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Excellent condition

By Ryan

from NJ

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Value (low premium over spot)

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      Comments about 2011 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

      Arrived fast and in perfect condition.

       
      5.0

      Cool design

      By Jim the runner

      from San Jose, CA

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Value (low premium over spot)

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          Comments about 2011 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

          Great coin with a cool design, fast shipping and excellent service as always!

           
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          By Andrew

          from CA

          Comments about 2011 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

          Read review of Adam, took action and picked up 15 of 2011 Taku coins from NZ, I also have rolls of 2013 ones but this one is much attractive with Queen, it feels much Royal in terms of value, appearance and of course, it's mintage. My wife like 2013 coins, but this one is much Superior coin. I would have preferred for Apmex to encase them in a sleeve rather than a tube. Thanks Adam ... SSS

           
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          These coins are ...

          By Adam

          from CA

          Comments about 2011 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

          These coins are beautiful. I picked up 2 a few months ago and I really like them. Recently I heard there were only 20K of these 2011's minted yet they are still going for the same price as the 2012's. I think people will start waking up to these NZ coins and the premium will grow, especially the lower mintage 2010's and 2011's. Get them while you can; I just ordered a tube of them.

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