Capture style and beauty from the New Zealand Mint with the Turtle series 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.
This pendant is a Silver bezel trimmed with a rope design that comes complete with a beautiful 2016 Niue 1 oz Silver Hawksbill Turtle.
- The bezel contains 0.2313 oz of Silver for a total Silver content of 1.2313 oz.
- Limited mintage of less than 350,000 coins.
- Obverse: Features a new stylized design of a Hawksbill turtle, also known as the Taku, swimming in shallow waters amidst tiny bubbles.
- Reverse: Displays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2016 date.
With a sleek design and low mintages for bullion, these coins tend to move very quickly. Add this 2016 Hawksbill Turtle Pendant 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 shelves.
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.