|Country: Niue||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2020||Weight: 16.81 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 1 dollar||Dimensions: 29.2 x 39||Coin Accent: Unusual Shape|
|ID: NU1280||Quality: Proof|
|Mintage quantity: 499 pcs|
This amazing silver coin is part of the “Fabergé Eggs” series. The given series is dedicated to an outstanding work of art which is known in any part of the world - Fabergé Eggs. These are priceless treasures that were specifically made for Royalty and some of the wealthiest families in the past. By the way, in 2020 we mark the 100th Anniversary of the passing of Peter Carl Fabergé. Peter Carl was a jeweller from Russia who is best known for creating the famous Fabergé Eggs that were made in the style of Easter eggs.
The coin depicts the Steel Military Egg – the gift that was delivered to Alexandra Fyodorovna, the Russian Tsarina, on Easter Eve of 1916 on behalf of the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II by Fabergé's son Eugène while Nicholas II was away at the Russian front of World War I. Carl Fabergé was himself busy delivering the other Easter egg for 1916, the Order of St. George Egg, to Nicholas's mother, the Dowager Empress Maria. It is one of only ten Imperial eggs that were not sold following the Russian Revolution and subsequent execution of the immediate Imperial Romanov family and is now held in the collection of the Kremlin Armoury.
The coin is a true symbol of prestige and luxury. The peculiar feature of this coin is that it has the shape of an egg. The reverse of the coin features an egg supported by four steel artillery shells. The central part of its surface features an imperial double-headed eagle whereas its peak is surmounted by an imperial crown. The eggs unravel a miniature painting depicting the Tsar and Tsarevich Alexei together with Russian soldiers at the front of the First World War. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen surrounded by an intricate design.
A great gift idea for any connoisseur of art and beautiful items!