2013 Fiji 1 oz Silver $2 Taku BU

2013 Fiji 1 oz Silver $2 Taku BU

Product Details

As low as $10.99 per coin over spot!
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.

Coin Highlights:

  • 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.


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Specifications

Product ID: 74280
Year: 2013
Grade: Brilliant Unc
Grade Service: None
Denomination: $2
Mint Mark: Not Shown
Metal Content: 1 troy oz
Purity: .999
Manufacturer: Sunshine Minting
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Diameter: 40.5 mm
Inner Pack: N/A
Outer Pack: N/A
Customer Reviews
2013 Fiji 1 oz Silver $2 Taku BU
4.8 Overall

(based on 32 reviews)

Reviewed by 32 customers

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Neither fish nor fowl, but got what I ordered

By  Hermes the beekeeper

from Vonu

3.0

+ + Attractive design - Nice mirror finish. And I like the background very mat finish. But the very shiny turtle I am less impressed with. However, I was expecting a deeper cut design. Mexican Libertads look more serious. I do however like turtles, which is why I bought this coin, nothing to do with value. Coat of arms looks more attractive and detailed than in photo. I am glad I ordered just one, as a novelty and a test really, because in person it doesn't impress me. + Enclosure - I like having the APMEX brand on the folder. - The obverse exterior edge circle I find a wee bit larger than it needs to be. ++ Ag content marked, albeit very small letters ++++ Availability - This coin is hard to find. Competitors did not have it or charged more. None of my local Fijian grocery stores in Vancouver had it. - Mintage - unpublished. I have enquired from 'New Zealand Mint' what it is and whether it is an open mintage (such as some art bars, the molds for which were sold and production continued long after the dates) ++ 'Nation' - Fiji (Melanesians and Indians) appeals to me more than Vanuatu (offshore banking haven) - - Round - Is this a real coin or a round? It is produced by a private mint in New Zealand yet it is marked 'two dollars'. When I contacted the mint asking for clarification, "Does New Zealand Mint have any affiliation with the government/money supply/Central Bank?", they replied straighforwardly, 'No'. More honest than Federal Reserve!

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Beautiful Fiji Taku from New Zealand

By  Len

from East Hanover, NJ

5.0

I bought this coin because of its design and workmanship. I especially like the contrasting finishes between the dull/matte and the highly mirrored. Quite an attractive coin.

Pros

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

Great Design

By  B W

from Chicago, IL

5.0

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.

Pros

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

The best of the Fiji taku coins

By  Shawn D

from Brooklyn, NY

5.0

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.

Pros

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

Love this coin.

By  Tony Rebel

from Tacoma, WA

4.0

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.

Pros

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

Love the design...

By  Monty

from Mansfield, MA

5.0

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.

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design

Beautiful!

By  rohk

from Las Vegas, NV

5.0

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

Pros

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

Good Addition to Your Collection

By  Bahama Bob

from Ponte Vedra, Florida

5.0

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.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)

Beautiful Coin

By  Always on Vacation

from Montana

4.0

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

Pros

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

Cons

  • Premium Was A Little High

Not my favorite but still very acceptabl

By  T.A.R.

from Montana

5.0

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).

Pros

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

Cons

  • Unattractive Design

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