Imperial Egg in Cloisonné - Blue

Cook Islands 2010 - 5$ - Imperial Egg in Cloisonné - Blue - 20g LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 2.500 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This silver coin is dedicated to the famous Fabergé eggs.
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Country Cook Islands
Year 2010
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 20g
Dimensions 30 x 43 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $74.88
Coin Story

Cloisonné, also called wire enamel, is a handcraft technique in which wire separates individual compartments using given patterns. The compartments are filled with enamel powder in various colour mixtures and then fired in the oven. This manner of artistic design originated in ancient Greece and found its way to China and Japan via the Silk Road. The Cloisonné reached its zenith in the Ming Dynasty in the 15th and 16th century.
Enamel design was also extremely appreciated at a later date, for instance in the Russian tsars court in St. Petersburg. It was a tradition in Russia to give eggs as a present at Easter, therefore in 1885 Tsar Alexander III commissioned the jeweller Carl Peter Fabergé to make an extraordinary jewel egg as a gift for his wife Maria. This masterpiece was so successful that from then on the tsar gave his wife a new egg every year. Alexander’s son and successor, Tsar Nicholas II, ordered another 40 imperial eggs at the House of Fabergé before the revolution put an end to this tradition.
The most striking versions of these enamel Fabergé-Eggs, implemented with diamonds and gemstones served as models for these new Cloisonné coins.

Reverse Design

The reverse captures a beautifully designed blue Fabergé egg. The design features the Cloisonné-technique. A very special (egg-shaped) coin, which is truely a remarkable piece of art!

Obverse Design

Each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the denomination of the coin.

Packaging

The Imperial Egg in Cloisonné - Blue coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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