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- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Coin comes in protective packaging. Orders of 20 or more will come in tubes.
- Obverse: Stylized design of a Hawksbill turtle, also known as the Taku, swimming along the ocean floor amidst tiny bubbles.
- Reverse: Likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and 2011 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.
With a sleeker design and low mintages for bullion, these coins tend to move very quickly. Add this 2011 edition of the Hawksbill Turtle 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.
100% of reviewers recommend this product
Date:Jun 8, 2013
Read review of Adam, took action and picked up 15 of 2011 Taku coins from NZ, I also have rolls of 2013 ones but this one is much attractive with Queen, it feels much Royal in terms of value, appearance and of course, it's mintage. My wife like 2013 coins, but this one is much Superior coin. I would have preferred for Apmex to encase them in a sleeve rather than a tube. Thanks Adam ... SSS
Date:Apr 16, 2012
These coins are beautiful. I picked up 2 a few months ago and I really like them. Recently I heard there were only 20K of these 2011's minted yet they are still going for the same price as the 2012's. I think people will start waking up to these NZ coins and the premium will grow, especially the lower mintage 2010's and 2011's. Get them while you can; I just ordered a tube of them.
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