Imperial Egg in Cloisonné - White

Cook Islands 2014 - 5$ - Imperial Egg in Cloisonné - White - 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.
$74.88

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2014
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 is a handcraft technique in which gold and silver wires are strung to create individual geometric compartments which are then filled with coloured enamel powder. The enamel is hardened by firing it in an oven and later polished. The Cloisonné technique is primarily used to decorate pieces of jewellery, bowls, vases, and various other items. This method 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 centuries. Enamel design has also been highly appreciated in more recent times, for instance in the Russian tsars court in St. Petersburg. Since eggs were traditionally given as gifts at Easter, Tsar Alexander III commissioned the jeweller Carl Peter Fabergé in 1885 to create an extraordinary jewel egg as a gift for his wife Maria. This masterpiece was so admired, 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 from the House of Fabergé before the revolution put an end to this tradition. This new coin issue pays homage to the wonderful and intricate Fabergé designs.

Reverse Design

The reverse captures a beautifully designed white Fabergé egg. The design features 5 Bohemian Crystals and comes in Cloisonné-technique. A very special (egg-shaped) coin, which is truly 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 - White coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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