Mysteries of History - Amber Room

Niue Islands 2012 - $2 - Mysteries of History - Amber Room - 2oz LIMITED Silver Coin

2.000 of these coins were issued by Mint of Poland!
This silver coin comes with an amber stone and is dedicated to the mysteries of history.
€249.00

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Land Niue Islands
Jahr 2012
Währung Dollar
Nominalwert Zahl 2
Metall Silber - mit Stein
Feinheitsgrad 925/1000
Gewicht 2oz - 62,2g
Durchmesser 50 mm
Rand Gezahnt
Mintage 2000
Qualität Proof
Echtheitszertifikat ja
Präsentationsbox ja
Price €249.00
Coin Story

The Amber Room is a world famous chamber decorated in amber panels backed with gold leafs and mirrors, located in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg. Originally constructed in the 18th century in Prussia, the Amber Room disappeared during World War II and was recreated in 2003. Before the room was lost, it was considered an "Eighth Wonder of the World". Construction of the Amber Room first took place around 1701 in Prussia. The room was designed by German baroque sculptor Andreas Schlüter and Danish amber craftsman Gottfried Wolfram. Schlüter and Wolfram worked on the room until 1707, when work was continued by amber masters Gottfried Turau and Ernst Schacht from Danzig. The amber cabinet remained in the Berlin City Palace until 1716 when it was given by the Prussian King Frederick William I to his then ally, Tsar Peter the Great of the Russian Empire. In Russia, the room was expanded and after several renovations, it covered more than 55 square metres (590 sq ft) and contained over 6 tonnes (13,000 lb) of amber. The Amber Room was looted during World War II by Army Group North of Nazi Germany and brought to Königsberg for reconstruction and display. Knowledge of its current whereabouts remains a mystery. In 1979, efforts were undertaken to rebuild the Amber Room at Tsarskoye Selo. In 2003, after decades of work by Russian craftsmen and donations from Germany, the reconstructed Amber Room was inaugurated at the Catherine Palace near Saint Petersburg.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts parts of the world famous Amber Room. The room is finely engraved into the silver proof coin. You will also find a real Amber Stone on this side of the coin.

Obverse Design

The obverse features a royal crown and an image of the Queen Elizabeth II with the Mint’s mark (m/w), on the right side of the crown. The crown is surrounded by a ancient looking arch. On the left of the Queen’s head, you will find the inscription: ELIZABETH II; over it, the year of issue: 2009 and the issuing country.

Packaging

The Mysteries of History - Amber Room silver coin comes encapsuled, in a presentation case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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