Why does this Brilliant Uncirculated 2022 Niue Hawksbill Turtle 1 oz. silver bullion coin deserve a place in your collection?
The New Zealand Mint introduced a silver bullion series dedicated to the Hawksbill Turtle in 2010, issued by the Fiji Islands. The series became a release of the island nation of Niue in 2014, where it has remained an annual issue. Hawksbill Turtles prefer to inhabit coastlines and coral reefs, and are known to make annual voyages between Fiji and New Zealand. Hawksbill turtles are critically endangered, as their eggs are considered a rare delicacy and their shells are treasured for their fantastic colors and patterns.
Charming Hawksbill Turtle Imagery
Obverse: A right facing portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II wearing a jeweled tiara is located on the obverse. Surrounding inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II," "NIUE," "TWO DOLLARS" and "2022." This effigy of the monarch, which is recognized as the fourth definitive coinage portrait, was created in 1998 by renowned British sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley.
Reverse: A Hawksbill Turtle with an exquisitely ornamented shell is portrayed on the reverse swimming in the Pacific Ocean, contrasted against a background textured with sand and bubbles. "TURTLE" is inscribed in a smooth crescent shape near the coin's rim, while "FINE SILVER .999 1 OZ" appears below in the rough sand.
Gorgeous Brilliant Uncirculated Silver Coin
This 2022 Niue 1 oz. silver bullion coin honoring the endangered Hawksbill Turtle is presented in Brilliant Uncirculated (GEM BU) condition. Expect the coin to possess the characteristics of a coin earning a grade of at Mint State 65 or higher: a remarkably sharp strike, exceptionally finished surfaces and magnificent eye appeal. The coin will arrive in a protective vinyl flip-style sleeve.
This beautifully struck 2022 Niue Hawksbill Turtle 1 oz. silver bullion coin will be a welcome addition to your collection of precious metal treasures!
This 2022 Niue 1 oz Silver Hawksbill Turtle $2 Coin GEM BU is proudly minted by the New Zealand Mint. The New Zealand Mint, a private mint established in 1967, releases many licensed products, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, and DC themed coins.
|Year of Issue:||2022|
|Mint:||New Zealand Mint|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Effigy|
|Reverse Design:||Hawksbill Turtle|