Imperial Fabergé Eggs - Lily of the Valley Egg

Niue Islands 2010 - $2 - Imperial Fabergé Eggs - Lily of the Valley Egg - 56,56g LIMITED Silver Coin

7.000 of these coins were issued by Mint of Poland!
This silver proof coin with Swarowski Crystals is dedicated to the Fabergé Eggs.
$186.03

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2010
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver - with Stone
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 56,56g
Dimensions 41,6 x 55, 6 mm
Mintage 7000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $186.03
Coin Story

In the original this art-nouveau style egg is enameled translucent rose on a guilloche field and supported on four dull green-gold cabriolet legs, composed of overlapping leaves veined in rose-cut diamonds. The egg is surmounted by a rose-cut diamond and cabochon ruby Imperial crown set, with two bows and quartered by four lines of rose-cut diamonds and decorated with lilies of the valley in pearls and rose-cut diamonds. The stalks are lightly engraved green gold, and the leaves are enameled translucent green on gold. The surprise consists of three oval miniatures of Nicholas II in military uniform and the Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana, his first two children. A lover of flowers, Alexandra Fedorovna regularly had trainloaded of blooms brought to St. Petersburg from the Crimea to adorn the Alexander Palace. Lilies of the valley were among the tsarina’s favorite flowers, as were pearls her favorite jewels. This egg was the companion piece to the Coronation Egg in the 1979 sale by Wartski of London for $2,160,000 to Forbes Magazine Collection, New York. In 2004 both eggs sold privately for an undisclosed sum to Viktor Vekselberg, Moscow, and have returned to their country of origin.

Reverse Design

In the center – the image of “Lily of the Valley Egg” with pieces of chalk white crystals. On the left side of egg, inscription “Imperial”. On the right side of egg, inscription- “Fabergé Eggs”.

Obverse Design

At the bottom – open Spring Flowers Egg (1899-1903) with a miniature basket of wood anemones inside. Above – Niue Island’s Coat of Arms with the inscription “Elizabeth II” below. Around the head – decorative neorococo scroll ornament. At the top – issuer’s name: Niue Island. On the right – a nominal value of the coin, 2 dollars, on the left – year of issue: 2010.

Packaging

The Imperial Fabergé Eggs - Lily of the Valley Egg silver coin comes encapsuled, in a very special presentation case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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