Yes, it’s a stupid headline and a stupid picture, but as I’m celebrating finally getting this one firmed up, why not? We reported earlier today on the appearance of proper, confirmed images of the silver bullion Taku replacement, the Niue Hawksbill, as well as news that the 1/2oz and 5oz were also to return.
While we were playing, we knocked up two possible looks for the new gold version and we’re pleased to say that thanks to some top efforts at the NZ Mint, we’ve now recieved confirmed images of the gold as well, so you can ignore mine…. Our own speculation centred on whether the gold would replicate the silver Hawksbill artwork, or copy the gold Taku, often called the Taku & Son because of the presence of a baby turtle (turtlet?), and as you can see, it’s a gold version of the silver that’s been chosen. So for the first time, the iconic silver artwork has a gold variant. No doubt some would’ve wanted the double-Taku artwork, but lets be honest, this is something a bit different and should be applauded as such.
The specification chart at the bottom should be correct as it’s based on the original Taku, but we’ll confirm later and amend the chart to indicate so. Just enjoy the images and let us know you’re comments at the bottom.
|UNCONFIRMED SPECIFICATION BASED ON TAKU|
|SIZE||1/4 TROY OUNCE||1/2 TROY OUNCE||1 TROY OUNCE|
|DENOMINATION||$200 DOLLAR (NZ)|
|WEIGHT||7.78 g||15.5 g||31.112 g|