The Pelican is one of roughly 70 Faberge decorative eggs that were produced between 1885 and 1917. Crafted either by or under the supervision of jeweler Peter Carl Faberge, these eggs were bestowed upon elite members of Russian society, most notably the Romanov family. The Pelican egg was made for Nicholas II, who gifted it to his mother Maria Feodorovna in 1898. Now, 2021 2 oz Silver Niue Faberge Pelican Egg Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Includes a presentation case and a Certificate of Authenticity!
- New Imperial Faberge Egg coin with rose gold plating!
- Mintage limited to 999 silver pieces!
- Proof strike.
- Colorized design elements with crystal insert.
- Contains 2 Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of Two Dollars from the island of Niue.
- The obverse features a bust of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse side is a replication of the Pelican egg.
This 1898 Faberge egg depicted on its apex a pelican feeding her young. This image of motherly affection is quite appropriate given the fact that the egg was a gift to Nicholas II’s mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna. Like all Faberge eggs, this one also had a surprise inside. Within the hollow interior, there existed 8 miniature paintings, each one depicting a charity supported by the Empress. Today, the egg is on view at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
The obverse of 2021 2 oz Silver Faberge Pelican Egg Coins features Queen Elizabeth II. This portrait was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley for the Royal Mint in 1998. A beautiful decorative pattern surrounds the portrait, and beneath it there is an image of an open Faberge egg with the surprise inside. Also on the obverse field are inscriptions of the coin’s issuing country, year, denomination, and purity.
On the reverse field of 2021 Silver Niue Faberge Egg Coins, there is a recreation of the original Pelican egg. This depiction takes some creative license, as the pelican itself is shown on the face of the egg instead of the top as it is seen in the original. The pelican and her young are shown in color, while the decorative background is planted in beautiful rose gold. The words Imperial Faberge Eggs are inscribed at the top.
2021 Niue Faberge Pelican Egg Coins can be purchased at the click of a mouse and delivered right to your door. Upon arrival, you will find the coins housed inside a decorative box that is perfect for displaying these incredible specimens. The coins have been beautifully crafted with rose gold plating, colorized detail, and a crystal insert. Included with each purchase is a Certificate of Authenticity from the Mint of Poland.
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