The Niue Hawksbill Turtle coins represent the most prominent bullion series from the New Zealand Mint. Originally introduced for Fiji as the Fiji Taku, the Hawksbill Turtle coin has been issued for the nation of Niue since 2014 using the same designs on the obverse and reverse of the coins with each release. Right now, you can buy the New Zealand Niue Hawksbill Turtle 1 oz Gold Coin from random years at Provident Metals.
The sea turtle known as the hawksbill is a critically endangered species that represents the only extant species in its genus. Distributed worldwide through warm ocean waters, the hawksbill has Atlantic and Indo-Pacific subspecies. In the South Pacific, the hawksbill has long been relevant to indigenous cultures and is known to travel between the northern coast of New Zealands north island and the islands of Niue and Fiji.
The obverse side of these New Zealand Niue Hawksbill Turtle 1 oz Gold Coins is available with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. To date, the Niue Hawksbill Turtle Gold Coins have only been produced with the fifth-generation Commonwealth design of Her Majesty from Ian Rank-Broadley. Originally created in 1998 for the Royal Mint of England, the design began to appear on Australian and Commonwealth coins in the South Pacific in 1999.
On the reverse face of New Zealand Niue Hawksbill Turtle Gold Coins is the hawksbill turtle swimming through the warm waters of the South Pacific Ocean. The turtles ornate, overlapping shell tiles are easily visible and there is a mirrored sliver of space on the design field with the inscription of Turtle.
Niue Hawksbill Turtle coins debuted from the New Zealand Mint in 2010 as the Fiji Taku. The coin was issued as the Taku from 2010 to 2013 and then shifted to Niue in 2014. The coins maintained the same reverse design across the change from Fiji to Niue.
Your New Zealand Niue Hawksbill Turtle 1 oz Gold Coin is available with a protective plastic flip. All coins in this listing are chosen at random after your payment is processed. We cannot guarantee the date mark you receive. If you buy more than one, please note you may receive several coins with the same date marks.
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