The fourth gold coin in Australian firm Downies’ Endangered &
Extinct program is now available. The Proof .9999 fine gold $100 coin
for Niue featuring the green sea turtle was issued May 1.
The annual issue follows coins for the Tasmanian tiger, wedge-tailed
eagle and Tasmanian devil, in the series honoring vanishing and
vanished animals. Previous issues have all sold out.
The new gold coin weighs 1 ounce, measures 38.61 millimeters in
diameter and has a mintage limit of 150 pieces. The coins were struck
by Swiss precious metals firm PAMP (Produits Artistiques Métaux
Précieux) and feature individual numbering on the edge of the coin.
The Raphael Maklouf effigy of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the
obverse. The reverse shows the turtle swimming in its colorful habitat.
The Green Sea Turtle coin has an issue price of $2,795 (U.S. and Australian).
To order, telephone the firm toll free to 877-897-7696 or visit
Downies online at www.downies.com.