PETER CARL FABERGE – Rosebud Egg 2022 Mongolia 2oz proof silver coin
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.
How much would a Fabergé egg cost today?Peter Carl Fabergé charged Tsar Nicholas II 8300 rubles for the Rose Trellis Egg in 1907, roughly a half a million US dollars today. Certainly the egg would fetch far greater than that today.
CIT has utilized its world leading colorization techniques and combined them with its smartminting© high relief to produce a coin worthy of this cultural icon.
“PETER CARL FABERGE is a registered trade mark of Fabergé (UK) Limited (www.faberge.com) and is used with the consent of Fabergé (UK) Limited.“
The egg itself is crafted of gold, green and pink enamel in various shades, portrait diamonds, rose-cut diamonds and has a satin lining. This egg is enameled in translucent pale green and latticed with rose-cut diamonds and decorated with opaque light and dark pink enamel roses and emerald green leaves. A portrait diamond is set at either end of this egg. The egg is approximately 7.7 × 5.9 cm in size. Since 1952 it has resided in the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
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.
The obverse features the coat of arms of the Bank of Mongolia, below in Cyrillic script 1000 Togrog, in the exergue in Latin script MONGOLIA 2 oz .999 SILVER
This stunning coin is presented in CIT’s larger window box for protective display.