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 Silver with an elegant design that captures the beauty of the ocean.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Coin comes in protective plastic. Multiples of 20 come in plastic tubes.
- Limited mintage of less than 350,000 coins.
- Obverse: New stylized design of a Hawksbill turtle, also known as the Taku, swimming in shallow waters amidst tiny bubbles.
- Reverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2015 date.
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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.
The history of the 2015 Silver Hawksbill Turtle coin
These 2015 Silver coins are the fifth edition of the popular Silver Taku coin series introduced by the New Zealand Mint in 2010. These coins are legal tender coins the mint produced for Niue, a self-governing island state in free association with New Zealand. The reverse of this 1 oz Silver coin depicts the Hawksbill turtle, a reptile found in Niue and elsewhere that is considered critically endangered due to human fishing methods. The obverse of these Silver coins feature a likeness of Queen Elizabeth II since Niueans are considered citizens of New Zealand, and the queen is considered the Queen of New Zealand.
Why invest in the 2015 Silver Hawksbill Turtle coin?
Limited mintage and a cost-effective price point make these 2015 Silver coins appealing to both investors and collectors. Unlike other popular 1 oz Silver bullion coin programs such as Canadian Maple Leafs and American Silver Eagles that are struck by the millions each year, these Silver coins have a mintage limited to less than 350,000 coins per year. The Silver coin price for 2015 Silver Hawksbill Turtle coins is also comparable to investment-grade Silver bullion coins. With these Silver coins, savvy investors have the opportunity to acquire Silver bullion that has the potential to gain numismatic or collector value based on its rarity.
Can I buy these 2015 Silver coins at the Silver spot price?
Silver coins, including these Hawksbill Turtle Silver coins, can never be bought at the Silver spot price. The Silver spot price is the base price for one ounce of raw Silver, and this amount is always shown in U.S. dollars. When you buy Silver coins, the Silver price you pay includes the cost of fabrication, distribution, a nominal dealer fee and any numismatic or collector value, and this added price is known as the premium. The closer the price of 1 oz Silver bullion is to the Silver spot price, the better when buying Silver coins for investment.
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The elegant design of this 2015 Silver coin will make you want it for your coin collection, whether your focus is on wildlife, world coinage or simply beautiful coins. Other attractive 1 oz Silver bullion coins available in our inventory include Silver Shark coins and Chinese Silver Pandas, and these Silver coins are ideal for wildlife-themed collections. With Silver coins for sale from around the world, we have something for everyone. Along with Silver bullion, we also have other Precious Metals, and coin collecting supplies like presentation boxes which protect, store and display your Precious Metals collection.