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2021 Niue Celestial Animals The Black Turtle 1 oz Silver Coin BU

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In ancient China, the Celestial Animal was a powerful representative of fundamental properties of nature, and together, the tortoise and the snake symbolized longevity. Over the centuries, the two animals came to be collectively represented by the Black Tortoise or the Black Turtle, the guardian of the north and the season of winter. One of the most supreme among the Supernatural Beasts, this symbol showcased the virtues of stability and safety and stood for the restful properties of the element of water, offering protection against floods and avalanches. All of these traits are paid tribute by the New Zealand Mint with the 2021 Niue Celestial Animals The Black Turtle 1 oz Silver Coin, now on offer from the team at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives in a secure plastic capsule or in rolls of twenty!
  • Issued by the New Zealand Mint in 2021!
  • Limited mintage of only 10,000 pieces worldwide!
  • Struck in 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Legal tender of Niue Island, with a face value of $2 (NZD).
  • Obverse side features an official effigy of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse side features the Black Turtle and its serpent companion.

The 2021 Niue Celestial Animals The Black Turtle Silver Coin offers the rich, lustrous finish of a Brilliant Uncirculated coin, emphasizing the quality of its engravings. It ships either in a secure plastic capsule or in rolls of twenty, tracked and fully insured by Provident Metals against any chance of mishap in transit.


The coin’s obverse side features an effigy of the late Queen Elizabeth II to verify it as legal tender of Niue. This is accompanied by the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II,” “NIUE,” “2 DOLLARS” and “2022.”


Accompanied by its traditional snake partner, the Black Turtle appears on the coin’s reverse side. It’s accompanied by an inscription that verifies the weight and purity of its silver content, and is surrounded by a decorative border.


The Celestial Animals Series from the New Zealand Mint celebrates some of the most iconic supernatural beasts to be found in any of the world’s mythic traditions, rich with symbolism and resonant with still-extant traditions of astrology, divination, medicine, and natural philosophy. These traditions serve as guidelines for everything from the personalities likely to manifest in babies born at certain times of year, through to the architectural and decorating customs of feng shui. The Mint has celebrated the Green Dragon and the White Tiger, and now offers the Black Turtle for the delight of discerning collectors and investors alike.


Reach out to the Provident Metals team today to learn more about any item we have on offer for online sale. Phone us at 800-323-3315, send us an inquiry via e-mail, or chat with one of our friendly and informative agents live online.

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Product Details

Year 2021
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer New Zealand Mint
Thickness 2.98 mm
Diameter 39 mm
Inner Pack 20
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $2 NZD
Country Niue
Edge Style Reeded
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 10,000
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 3978837