For over one hundred years, the Fabergé Eggs have been a symbol of extravagance and sheer luxury. These Silver coins eternalize the beauty of these Fabergé eggs with an unprecedented rendering of details.
- Contains 1.9 oz of Silver.
- Mintage of only 5,000.
- Comes in an original capsule.
- Obverse: Features "The Spring Flowers Egg" as well as a small image of the queen which appears to be floating above the egg in detailed bordering. The egg is decorated with crosshatch design and intricate flowers. In front of the egg sits the small yet elaborate carriage which was the surprise inside of the original Coronation Egg.
- Reverse: Based off of the "Coronation Egg." The egg is enameled in a deep Gold hue over guilloché sunburst patterns and blanketed by a Gold trellis marked by diamond-set Imperial eagles at the intersections. At the top of the egg is the crowned monogram of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna emblazoned in rose-cut diamonds and rubies. The date 1897 appears beneath a smaller portrait diamond at the bottom of the egg. When the egg is opened, the surprise is a removable replica of a coach of Gold, enamel, diamond and rock crystal.
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The tradition of the Fabergé egg began in 1885 when Tsar Alexander III gifted one to his wife, the Empress Maria Fedorovna. That egg was known as the "Hen Egg." It was crafted from Gold and featured an opaque white enameled shell which opens to reveal its first surprise, a matte yellow Gold yolk. This in turn opens to reveal a multi-colored Gold hen which also opens. It contained a minute diamond replica of the Imperial Crown from which a small ruby pendant was suspended. The idea came about from an egg decor piece owned by her aunt, which she cherished in her childhood memories. Since then, there have been a number of Fabergé Eggs made as gifts for Imperials.