The Highland Mint’s series of 1-ounce silver coins for Tokelau continues.
The fourth issue in a series features a kapoa barracuda, following
the 2016 Hakula Sailfish, 2015 Mokoha Great White Shark, and 2014
Kakahi Yellowfin Tuna coins.
Last minted in 1909, Indian Head cent still a
Our first monthly issue of the summer is rich with Indian Head cent
insights, along with “State quarters” for world coin collectors — a
The 2017 1-ounce .999 fine silver $5 coin is legal tender for
Tokelau, a protectorate of New Zealand (and the coin is denominated in
New Zealand dollars).
The reverse shows a lone barracuda in the foreground with a school
of barracuda in the background.
The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth
II along with the tuluma, which is part of the national symbol of
Tokelau. The tuluma is a wooden tackle box used by the fishermen of
Tokelau; a banner below it reads “Tokelau mot e Atua” meaning “Tokelau
for God,” referencing the influence of Christianity in Tokelau.
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The coin measures 38.6 millimeters in diameter.
It has a mintage limit of 250,000 pieces, a relatively large number
for a privately issued boutique bullion issue.
The coin is available singly in a protective plastic lens. In
addition, the coin is available in rolls of 20 coins, or “monster
boxes” of 25 of the rolls, totaling 500 coins.
Multiple online bullion retailers are offering the coin at various
prices, with premiums above the precious metal value of $2.50 or less
per ounce, depending on quantity purchased, payment method and source.