FIJI TAKU

FIJI TAKU 2016-11-05T06:34:25+00:00

Project Description

The Fiji Taku is a celebration of the Hawksbill Turtle, yet another beautiful animal placed on the endangered list by the selfishness and irresponsibility of man. 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. The gold coin has the double-taku on the reverse and the silver the classic single. The obverse shows the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The silver, while it has a maximum mintage of 350,000 coins, is usually produced in numbers less than 10% of that. The New Zealand Mint aren’t the best at getting their name around and many stackers simply aren’t aware of it. Shame as it’s definitely one of the best looking bullion coins around. The popularity of the gold is unknown at the time of writing but it’s popularity will be reduced by a larger than average premium over spot.

YEAR5oz1oz0.5oz:-:GOLD 1oz
2010n/a~10,000n/a:-:n/a
20115,000~20,000n/a:-:n/a
20125,000TBCTBC:-:n/a
2013TBCTBCTBC:-:TBC
2013 GOLD TAKU
2013 SILVER TAKU
A side-by-side of the 2012 and 2013 Taku coins since the Fiji governments decision to remove the Queens head from the obverse. A contentious decision within Fiji, where the Queen and Prince Philip are extremely popular and the removal is seen as a political statement.

AG-TAKU-OBV-Comparison

 

YEAR5oz1oz0.5oz:-:GOLD 1oz
2010n/a~10,000n/a:-:n/a
20115,000~20,000n/a:-:n/a
20125,000TBCTBC:-:n/a
2013TBCTBCTBC:-:TBC

 

 

NEW ZEALAND MINT

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