2012 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku BU

2012 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku BU

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.

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.
Newest in the popular series from the New Zealand Mint is the 2014 5 oz Turtle, the 2014 1 oz Turtle, and the 2014 1/2 oz 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.

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: 68018
Year: 2012
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

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2012 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Mint condition (6)
  • Collectible (lower mintage) (3)
  • Easy to sell (3)
  • Recognized brand (3)

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      5.0

      Great Looking Design

      By B W

      from Chicago, IL

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy to Sell
      • Mint Condition

      Cons

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          Comments about 2012 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

          Got this as a gift for my daughter and she loves it (and all things turtles too). Next order I will have to get one for myself.

           
          5.0

          Great looking coin

          By charles

          from Wilmington, NC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Collectible (lower mintage)
          • Easy to Sell
          • Mint Condition

          Cons

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              Comments about 2012 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

              as usual, great fast service with excellent packaging from Apmex

               
              5.0

              Beautiful round

              By Tyler the stacker

              from Tuscaloosa, AL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy to Sell
              • Mint Condition
              • Recognized Brand

              Cons

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                  Comments about 2012 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

                  Beautiful round at a good price. I bought 10 of these to see if I liked them and will be buying more soon.

                   
                  5.0

                  VERY NICE

                  By SILVERMAN

                  from Sebastian, FL.

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Value (low premium over spot)

                  Cons

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                      Comments about 2012 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

                      Very nice design and detail on these exceptional coins.
                      Great collectors pieces/excellent condition.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      should've ordered a roll

                      By stackerDoug

                      from Augusta,WV

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Mint Condition
                      • Recognized Brand
                      • Value (low premium over spot)

                      Cons

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                          Comments about 2012 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

                          I think i should have bought a roll. Bought 2 in flip to see design in one ounce size. I think they will become more collectible due to last year of Queen reverse. I want a roll of 2k12 and 2k13 for that reason alone. Nicer bullion than the 5 ouncer-mine arrived scratched due to loose fitting capsule and extremely sharp rim. I am learning if i want bullion flips are fine. If i want collectible order slabbed and graded or mint roll. I think it will be a rich man that invents cotton inserts for the plastic flips to keeps my rims un-rubbed and shiny. At least APMEX only does 1 coin per flip. I have used other dealers that seem to insist on 2 coins per double flip. Like they need to save 3 cents and have my 2 B.U. rims rub together. Thanks again APMEX for another great box of silver. If the cotton insert idea pans out I prefer bullion as opposed to cash for royalty compensation. You have my address ;)

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Beautiful Coin - Turtle Lovers Buy It!

                            By bjorn

                            from Tejas

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Mint Condition

                            Cons

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                                Comments about 2012 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

                                My wife loves turtles and silver however she didn't have something that embodied both of those so this coin was a great gift for her.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Beautiful coin. Excellent detail!

                                By KAIA

                                from HONOLULU, HAWAII

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Recognized Brand
                                • Value (low premium over spot)

                                Cons

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                                    Comments about 2012 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

                                    I bought this coin because I live in Hawaii and it has a polynesian design to it. It is an excellent looking coin. The design is very clean and bright and the turtle on it is very unique! I am always a satisfied customer here at APMEX!!!

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Coin

                                    By JC

                                    from Blue Springs MO

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Collectible (lower mintage)

                                    Cons

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                                        Comments about 2012 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

                                        Very nice coin, actually even nicer than pic's and was described. Will be getting each year as they come available.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Very attractive coin. Highly collectable

                                        By Howell

                                        from SC.

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Collectible (lower mintage)
                                        • Mint Condition

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                                            Comments about 2012 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

                                            Trust APMEX.

                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Absolutely beautiful coin ...

                                            By Ryan

                                            from CA

                                            Comments about 2012 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

                                            Absolutely beautiful coin - a great collectable.

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