Commemorative coin minted in NZ
Edwin Nand; pacific.scoop.co.nz
December 11, 2012 10:58 pm
As the new Fiji notes and coins are being launched this hour, New Zealand Mint has released a new gold bullion coin that is the final Fijian coin to carry the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
The pure gold, 1ounce investment coin is valued at over $2,200 on today’s gold pricing and is produced by NZ Mint under license from the Fijian government.
NZ Mint chief executive Simon Harding says the new coin has particular appeal to international investors because it bears an official government effigy.
The new Fijian coin features a Taku or Hawksbill turtle which is an endangered species.
NZ Mint also produces an investment 1oz silver coin featuring the Taku as well as a 1oz. gold Kiwi bullion medallion.