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Description

Minted by the New Zealand Mint, these are Fiji's official silver Bullion Coins, with a $2 face value.

The Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata bissa), or locally named Taku, is one of two main turtle species of the South Pacific island nation of Fiji. Although they have a wide distribution throughout the world's tropical regions, Hawksbill Turtles are considered critically endangered due to human fishing practises. Taku grow up to a metre in length and a weight of 80 kg, although the heaviest on record weighed 127 kg.

The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of the Commonwealth and Fiji.

The reverse features a Taku 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.

Some coins may have developed minor spots of tarnish.

Specifications
2680
NZ
New Zealand Mint
Brilliant uncirculated/Used
999
NZ
Taku (Hawksbill turtle) 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
Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of the Commonwealth and Fiji
40.5
2.58
NZD 2
2012
1.0000

SKU

2680

Country

NZ

Manufacturer

New Zealand Mint

Condition

Brilliant uncirculated/Used

Purity

999

Origin

NZ

Obverse

Taku (Hawksbill turtle) 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

Reverse

Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of the Commonwealth and Fiji

Diameter (mm)

40.5

Average Thickness (mm)

2.58

Legal Tender

NZD 2

Year

2012

Metal Weight (ozt)

1.0000
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