2013 Fiji 5 oz Silver $10 Taku BU

2013 Fiji 5 oz Silver $10 Taku BU

Product Details

The Taku coin combines the appeal of 5 oz of Silver with an elegant design that captures the beauty of the ocean. Nearly 3,000 of these critically endangered Takus call Fiji home, making them a perfect subject for these .999 fine Silver coins.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in a plastic capsule.
  • Maximum mintage of 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 coin by adding an attractive presentation box to your order.

With a sleek design and low mintages for bullion, these coins move quickly. Add this 2013 Fiji 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 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.

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Product ID: 74281
Year: 2013
Grade: Brilliant Unc
Grade Service: None
Denomination: $10
Mint Mark: Not Shown
Metal Content: 5 troy oz
Purity: .999
Manufacturer: Sunshine Minting
Thickness: 5.5 mm
Diameter: 64 mm
Inner Pack: N/A
Outer Pack: N/A
Customer Reviews
2013 Fiji 5 oz Silver $10 Taku BU
4.7 Overall

(based on 6 reviews)

Reviewed by 6 customers

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2013 5 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $10 Fi

By  Paul M.

from Bridgewater, N.J.


This is a difficult coin to come by. Limited mintage, as well as a beautiful design make owning this coin a no-brainer.


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

Wonderful Coin but Fits Loosely In Case.

By  TG3

from Ohio


I was thrilled to purchase this coin because I love the detail of the turtle on the obverse. But aside from that, the design of the reverse feels plain and uninteresting by comparison. The coin came in a direct-fit plastic case and I was disappointed to find that it moved liberally inside the case. Too bad a ring type case does not exist for this coin. If you like the Taku design, I would recommend the 1 oz or half oz varieties instead.


  • Attractive Design


  • Loose In Case
  • Unattractive Reverse

The Best 5 Oz silver coin

By  Richard Avery

from San Francisco Bay Area


this is the finest 5 oz silver coin you can buy period, price size and weight is excellent. Even when compared to the 5 oz Liberad which I love this New Zealand coin super passed that one. So this is a highly recommended 5 oz silver coin. My only complaint is that my plastic case was cracked. Its a good thing the coin itself was undamaged so I can still give this coin a 10 out of 10 rating and not feel bad. I can't wait to order another one of these. again Thank you its a pleasure doing business with Apmex Silver


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

The coin I love… but big!!

By  Danobain

from NWPA


I've always liked the 1 oz. Fiji Taku coin, so when silver prices were down a bit I decided to treat myself to one of the 5 oz. size. When I received my coin I was glad that I made the decision to get it. Having never bought a 5 oz. coin before, I was not sure what to expect. Let me say that I do not buy precious metals purely as an investment, but mostly because I like shiny objects. The fact that they hold intrinsic value is just a great bonus. Being a 5 oz. round, it is obviously larger and heavier than a 1 oz. coin. But with the larger size, there has been no suffering in the details. The design is still very detailed, and the large lettering is just impressive. I have read other reviews preferring the 5 oz. Mexican Libertad over the Taku because they think the back is more attractive. I really like the back of the Taku though. The simple heraldic design in the middle leaves a large amount of just mirror like silver. Once again… shiny. To top everything off, the coin arrived already installed in a sturdy clear protective capsule. To sum everything up, great all around acquisition. Higly recommended for anyone who collects for or at least appreciates beauty.


  • Came In Its Own Capsule
  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design

Nicest Coin I Have Ever Purchased

By  Always Looking for a Deal

from New York


I mostly purchase 1 ounce silver bullion, e.g. maple leafs, philharmonics, etc., but I found this design to be stunning. I think that this is my favorite coin - 5 ounces of the nicest silver I've come across. Highly recommend. And as always APMEX, delivered in no time.


  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

nice coin

By  Richard

from sparks, Nv




  • Recognized Brand
  • Attractive Design

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