Gilded Fiji Double Taku 1oz. Silver Coin

Metal.999 Silver Gold Gilded
FinishProof
Diameter40.5mm
EdgeMilled
Denomination$2
Year of Issue2012
Mintage5,000

 

ABOUT THE DESIGN
New Zealand Mint is proud to launch a new Silver Gold Gilded coin, celebrating one of the most unique and rare animals in the South Pacific, The Hawksbill Turtle- or the locally named 'Taku'. Marine turtles have traveled the sea for over 100 Million years. Today, six of the seven species of marine turtles are listed as endangered or critically endangered. Hawksbill Turtles are commonly observed on coral reefs where they feed on Sponges, Seagrass, Ascidians and Soft Corals. A thousand Hawksbills are thought to nest in the Pacific Ocean, which includes a Fijian breeding population of 120-150. The estimated numbers of adult Hawksbill Turtles for Fiji is estimated at 2-3,000.
OBVERSE
The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
REVERSE
The reverse features a gold gilded Taku and baby with a stylized shell pattern swimming through the waters of the Pacific Ocean along with an engraved heading and the coin's metal quality and weight.
LIMITED MINTAGE
No more than 5,000 Fiji Taku gilded silver coins will be issued by New Zealand Mint.
PRESENTATION
The coin comes encapsulated in a striking cylindrical display case with a transparent lid filled with aquamarine liquid.