2013 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku BU

2013 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku BU

Product Details

Any quantity only $2.99 per coin over spot!
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: Fiji coat of arms and 2013 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: 74280
Year: 2013
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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2013 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku
 
4.8

(based on 30 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attractive (24)
  • Mint condition (21)
  • Value (low premium over spot) (18)
  • Easy to sell (17)
  • Recognized brand (12)

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      5.0

      Great Design

      By B W

      from Chicago, IL

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Collectible (lower mintage)
      • Easy to Sell
      • Mint Condition
      • Recognized Brand
      • Value (low premium over spot)

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 2013 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

          This round is very well designed. Great artwork and clean, crisp lines leave absolutely nothing to dislike about the 2013 Taku. Buy yours and see for yourself.

           
          5.0

          The best of the Fiji taku coins

          By Shawn D

          from Brooklyn, NY

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Collectible (lower mintage)
          • Easy to Sell
          • Mint Condition
          • Value (low premium over spot)
          • Very Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 2013 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

              I got the 2014, 2013 & the 2012 Fiji coins. Hands down the 2013 Fiji taku coin is the best. Get these while you can. They are very unique, just look at the back of the coin. No queen!!! that's what makes it so unique. It has a picture of the native people which is very refreshing.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Love this coin.

              By Tony Rebel

              from Tacoma, WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 2013 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

                  I love these coins. They are absolutely beautiful...mine came in mint condition...I also purchased the 1/2 oz. which was also mint condition. Thanks APMEX.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  As usual shipped fast and great service.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love the design...

                  By Monty

                  from Mansfield, MA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Mint Condition

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 2013 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

                      I am a novice collector who purchases random pieces that I enjoy looking at and having in my collection. You really can't go wrong with this Fiji Taku. It's such a great design with the detailed sea turtle and is just stunning to look at and hold in your hand.
                      Also..I'm sure it will increase in value over time.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful!

                      By rohk

                      from Las Vegas, NV

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

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                          Comments about 2013 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

                          Amazing design, it's just beautiful and everyone should get at least one of these.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Good Addition to Your Collection

                          By Bahama Bob

                          from Ponte Vedra, Florida

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Value (low premium over spot)

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about 2013 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

                              Besides buying generic or high mintage bullion, I enjoy collecting unusual or pretty coins from around the world. This and the New Zealand silver ferns are unique coins.

                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Beautiful Coin

                              By Always on Vacation

                              from Montana

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Premium Was A Little High

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about 2013 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

                                Fast service, well packaged. The only complaint is that Apmex's premiums are a little higher than other dealers, but their service was excellent. Thank You

                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Not my favorite but still very acceptabl

                                By T.A.R.

                                from Montana

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Sell
                                • Mint Condition
                                • Recognized Brand
                                • Value (low premium over spot)

                                Cons

                                • Unattractive Design

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about 2013 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

                                  I bought this to complete my 10 coin world collection and it is probably my least favorite. I will give them credit for getting rid of the queen's face but the turtle still doesn't look very good compared to other coins I own. Also, the size of 40.5mm makes it a pain, like the ASEs and Libertads, to find capsules for. On the plus side, this is one of the lowest premium coins from any country and it does weigh in at 31.2024g, well over 1ozt (31.1034g).

                                  Service and delivery comments:

                                  APMEX processing and shipping as well as pricing is wonderful as always. If other places didn't have exclusives, APMEX would be a one stop shop for everything bullion for me.

                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great newly popular bullion

                                  By Dave

                                  from Gville

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Easy to Sell
                                  • Mint Condition
                                  • Value (low premium over spot)

                                  Cons

                                  • Common (higher mintage)

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about 2013 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

                                    Takus are really hot right now- fair price

                                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    A coin all collectors must have

                                    By NJMANGA

                                    from NEW JERSEY

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about 2013 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Fiji Taku:

                                        This coin is perfect for anyone who collects coins or just a regular stacker, what I mean is for a stacker your looking for overall weight, being an 1 ounce of pure silver but what you also get with this coins is the value over time, you can look at it and say I only want the precious metal value but you have to look at the overall long term value to collectors that value over time if you protect the coin will out pace the precious metal value when it comes to overall collectors value. The art is beautiful and the spot + premium is not that that bad, look at it like this as a stacker you holding on to you stack for the long term why not add coins with additional value in your collection, look at it as a bonus to you stack

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