This amazing coin is CIT’s 3rd release in a series honoring the famous Fabergé eggs. The first two editions were sold out immediately and we expect this gorgeous specimen to do the same. This coin honors the famous “Rosebud” Fabergé egg. Originally created by Michael Perchin under the careful eye of master jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé in 1895, it was given to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna by Czar Nicholas II of Russia. The magnificent egg was created to remind the Empress of the yellow roses that she missed dearly from her homelands.
The egg itself is covered in red enamel and decorated with wreaths and swags of varicolored gold. There are four bands of rose-cut diamonds that run vertically across the egg and each end also had diamonds. One end shows a miniature picture of Nicholas II and the other end shows the year 1895. As with most Fabergé eggs, there were surprises inside. The first surprise was an enameled yellow rose that opened up and revealed a miniature Imperial crown made of rose-cut diamonds and two cabochon rubies. The other surprise is a ruby pendant. Both surprises are lost to history but the enameled yellow rose remains. The egg now sits in the Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia and was part of a 9-egg collection that was purchased from Malcom Forbes for $100 million.
Our 2-ounce silver proof is a worthy tribute to this impressive treasure and captures all of the colorful details of the original. The high relief showcases all the golden ridges and the bright red color of the enamel. This beautiful egg is set against an elegant and ornate proof silver background. Only 888 will be struck.
|Face Value||1000 Togrog|
|Technique||smartminting® (High Relief)|