2016 Niue 2 oz Silver $5 Hawksbill Turtle

2016 Niue 2 oz Silver $5 Hawksbill Turtle

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 2 oz of Silver with an elegant design that captures the beauty of the ocean.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Multiples of 10 come in plastic tubes. Individual coins come packaged in protective plastic flips.
  • 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 2016 date.
  • Produced by the New Zealand Mint.

With a sleek new design, these coins are sure to move quickly. Add this 2016 Hawksbill Turtle Silver coin 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.

Customer Reviews of 2016 Niue 2 oz Silver $5 Hawksbill Turtle
2016 Niue 2 oz Silver $5 Hawksbill Turtle
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I will be buying this again

By  acapulco1

from New Hampshire

5.0

I love the turtle on the coin and the fact that it is 2 oz sterling

Pros

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

Beautiful Coin.

By  JP

from Auburndale Florida, USA

5.0

Beautiful, shinny coin. Thicker than expected. We love it.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition

Hefty companion

By  Kevin

from Farmer City, Illinois

5.0

Just like the one ounce versions but thicker and heftier. Fun to compare with the lighter version. People have a tough time realizing the weight is the only difference.

Pros

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

2 Oz Turtle is a Beauty

By  Georgia Dave

from Jasper, GA

5.0

I've been collecting the 1 oz hawksbill turtles for a couple of years because of the low premium and beautiful design. When I saw they had a 2 oz, I had to get some. Same design as the 1 oz but has the nice heft of a 2 oz coin. Will be adding more of these.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

Speechless!

By  Ethan, Volunteer Firefighter, Secret Prepper

from Iowa

5.0

Just received it and WOW! mirror finish flawless design and...just...WOW! I'm very impressed with these. As soon as I can I'm buying 10 more! Plus, even if silver is low 5 years from now, you can still sell it at a gain because of the low mintage. Just look at similar coins values and what people are paying. 3 year old American Eagles sell for 5-7x as much as what the silvers worth every day. Amazing investment

Pros

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

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