2014 Niue 1 oz Silver $2 Hawksbill Turtle

2014 Niue 1 oz Silver $2 Hawksbill Turtle

Product Details

This coin is a continuation of the silver Taku series from the New Zealand Mint that has grown tremendously in popularity in its brief existence. The coin combines the appeal of 1 oz of pure Silver with an elegant design that captures the beauty of the ocean! With a sleeker design and low mintages for bullion, these coins move very quickly.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Multiples of 20 come in plastic tubes, individuals come packaged in protective plastic flips.
  • Strict limited mintage of only 200,000 coins.
  • Obverse: New stylized design of a Hawksbill turtle, also known as the Taku, swimming in shallow waters amidst tiny bubbles.
  • Reverse: Effigy of Queen Elizabth II and 2014 date.
  • Produced by the New Zealand Mint.
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: 79742
Year: 2014
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
Grade Service: None
Denomination: $2
Metal Content: 1 troy oz
Purity: .999
Manufacturer: Sunshine Mint
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Diameter: 40.5 mm

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2014 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Niue Hawksbill Turtle BU
 
4.8

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Pros

  • Attractive (7)
  • Value (low premium over spot) (6)
  • Mint condition (5)
  • Collectible (lower mintage) (4)
  • Easy to sell (3)

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      5.0

      DREAM OF THE HAWKSBILL

      By harmonic1

      from Elizabeth, NJ

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 2014 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Niue Hawksbill Turtle BU:

          Spectacular looking one ounce coin struck in .999 pure silver. The obverse side features a Hawksbill turtle swimming in relief against a sandy grainy bottom surrounded by circular air bubbles. The shell of the Hawksbill is done in a stylized motif in the shape of an oblong spiral. The finish is specular and brilliant exactly what one would want in an uncirculated mint coin. This is a gorgeous coin to own and dream of owning more.

           
          3.0

          Questionable Quality

          By Rob

          from Miami, FL

          Comments about 2014 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Niue Hawksbill Turtle BU:

          I love the design of the front of this coin but could do without the image of the queen. Regardless, the coin I received was not minted properly on the back of the coin since there are places where the coin is raised around the queen's face where it should be flat.

          I already put my coin in its capsule and noted in my order notes that I wanted items that are in "mint condition" which must have little meaning to APMEX even though following my instructions could have saved both them and myself money, frustration, and time assuming I'm able to make my exchange.

           
          5.0

          Great looking coin

          By Boogeyman

          from San Antonio Tx

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Collectible (lower mintage)
          • Mint Condition
          • Value (low premium over spot)

          Cons

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              Comments about 2014 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Niue Hawksbill Turtle BU:

              This is a great looking coin. Everybody should at least add one to their collection. I also have the 5 oz and you just can't go wrong with the design. My wife loves it. Like always Apmex delivers fast and in great condition.

               
              5.0

              New Zealand Turtles

              By Mr. Spiffy

              from Napoleon, Oh

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Collectible (lower mintage)
              • Value (low premium over spot)

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                  Comments about 2014 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Niue Hawksbill Turtle BU:

                  This coin is exceptionally beautiful. I will therefore, continue to collect this series.

                   
                  5.0

                  Most Attractive 1oz. round I own

                  By Gooddogg

                  from Los Angeles,CA

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy to Sell
                  • Mint Condition

                  Cons

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                      Comments about 2014 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Niue Hawksbill Turtle BU:

                      Great coin for the collection....Came in mint condition.

                       
                      5.0

                      Another NZM Must Have!

                      By B W

                      from Chicago, IL

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

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                          Comments about 2014 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Niue Hawksbill Turtle BU:

                          Another beautiful NZM round! I get a few of these each year and have never been disappointed. The turtle themed rounds have even gotten my teenage daughter interested in collecting. Get em while they're hot!

                           
                          5.0

                          Great coins

                          By Silversmith

                          from Arizona

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design

                          Cons

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                              Comments about 2014 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Niue Hawksbill Turtle BU:

                              beautiful coin, bought for the wife as she loves turtles and I love the shiny!

                              Service and delivery comments:

                              prompt delivery, everything arrived in excellent condition in very secure packaging.

                               
                              5.0

                              very nice coin with attention to detail!

                              By Whiskers

                              from Michigan

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Value (low premium over spot)

                              Cons

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                                  Comments about 2014 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Niue Hawksbill Turtle BU:

                                  Not a coin you find in the U.S.A. so it's nice to have in my collection.

                                  Service and delivery comments:

                                  My order was shipped very fast and was packed well.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Coin!

                                  By Gold Digger

                                  from Cleveland OH

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about 2014 1 oz Silver New Zealand Mint $2 Niue Hawksbill Turtle BU:

                                      I love dealing with APMEX. I have been buying from them for the past year and I love their expedited shipping. It only takes two days to get here from order date. I also like their friendly staff. Every time I call they are willing to talk about their products and share a mutual passion for precious metals. A+

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