2012 Niue Silver Imperial Faberge Eggs 100th Anniv War of 1812

2012 Niue Silver Imperial Faberge Eggs 100th Anniv War of 1812

Mintage of only 7,000 coins!
This unique .925 fine Silver egg shaped coin is the seventh coin of the Imperial Faberge Egg collection and honors the "100th Anniversary of Patriotic War 1812." The reverse depicts the six Russian regiments who fought against the army of Napoleon, all in pad printing. The 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 tradition of the Faberge 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-coloured 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 Faberge Eggs made as gifts for Imperials. Each coin comes encapsulated and with a certificate of authenticity from the Mint of Poland.

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