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2012 NZ Taku, 1oz Bullion

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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 practices. Taku grow up to a metre in length and a weight of 80kg, although the heaviest on record weighed 127kg.

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

REVERSE
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

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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 practices. Taku grow up to a metre in length and a weight of 80kg, although the heaviest on record weighed 127kg.

Additional information

Fineness (% purity)

99.9

Minimum Gross Weight (g)

31.1

Maximum Diameter (mm)

40.5

Mintage

350,000

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