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 worlds' 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.
Key selling points:
• Produced by the New Zealand Mint.
• .999 fine Silver
• Obverse: New design of a Hawksbill turtle.
• Reverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.