The 2012 Silver Taku is the official bullion coin of the South Pacific island nation of Fiji. Depicting the endangered Hawksbill Turtle, this coin is an attractive addition to any collection or investment portfolio.
Named for its distinct hawk-like beak, the Hawksbill Turtle is called the Taku on the islands of Fiji. One of two main turtle species found in the waters of Fiji, Hawksbill Turtles are under great pressure to survive because of human fishing practices. These coins bring awareness to the plight of this critically endangered species with a stunning artistic design.
The Taku is the main feature of this Silver issue and is seen swimming along the ocean floor amidst tiny bubbles. The animal’s shell features stylized markings that resemble the waves of the ocean which it calls home. The words “Fiji Taku,” along with the metal, weight and purity, complete the design on the reverse. Queen Elizabeth II is depicted on the obverse encircled by her name, the country of issue, the two dollar denomination and the date of 2012.
The island nation of Fiji has limited the mintage of these 1 oz .999 fine Silver Taku coins to 350,000, adding instant collectibility. Order yours today to add to your collection or investment portfolio. APMEX makes it easy to buy Silver coins by offering competitive Silver prices on all Silver coin