Nearly 3,000 critically endangered Hawksbill turtles, or takus, call Fiji their home, and they have been honored on this beautiful series. Each of these .999 fine Silver coins celebrates the beloved taku and would make a great addition to any collection.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Coins come packaged in plastic flips. Orders of 20 or more will come in tubes.
- Strict mintage cap of only 350,000 coins.
- 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.
Protect your Silver Taku in style by adding an attractive display box to your order.
The Fiji Taku is a coin that is admired around the world. Add this Brilliant Uncirculated 2013 Fiji 1 oz Silver $2 Taku to your cart today!
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.
Making incredible migrations to move from feeding sites to tropical beaches that 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.