Face Value : Two Dollars
Purity : 99.9 %
Dimensions : 40.05 mm X n/a mm
This beautiful silver bullion coin replaces the discontinued Fiji Silver Taku. However, it still features the endangered Hawksbill Turtle on the reverse design, with the obverse now featuring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It has a $2 denomination and it’s country of issue is Niue. Truly a magnificent addition to any silver stackers collection.
The Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata bissa), or locally named Taku, is one of two main turtle species of the South Pacific.
Although they have a wide distribution throughout the worlds’ tropical regions, Hawksbill Turtles are considered critically endangered due to human fishing practices. Taku grow up to a metre in length and a weight of 80kg, although the heaviest on record weighed 127kg.