Mint of Poland
100 dollars (Niue Island)
41,60 x 55,60 mm (ellipse)
Proof, inset – Swarovski elements
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: at the bottom – open «Spring Flowers Egg» (1899-1903) with a miniature basket and a bouquet of anemones. Above the basket – an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with an inscription: «ELIZABETH II» and the mint mark (m/w). Below – the hallmark: «Au 900». Around the Queen’s effigy – a decorative, neorococo ornament. At the top – the issuer’s name: «NIUE ISLAND». On the left side – the face value of the coin (100 dollars), on the right side – the year of issue (2013).
Reverse: in the central part – a stylized image of the Cathedral of Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin. At the top, along the rim – the name of the Fabergé Egg: «Moscow Kremlin Egg». On both sides and at the bottom – decorative, neorococo ornaments.
A brief annotation
The coin is issued in the series dedicated to the exceptional Imperial Fabergé Eggs. The «Moscow Kremlin Egg» was an Easter gift from the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, to his wife Alexandra Feodorovna. The design of the egg was inspired by the architecture of the Cathedral of the Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin, the traditional place of Russian tsars’ coronation. The “Moscow Kremlin Egg” is the largest of the famous Imperial Fabergé Eggs, manufactured to commemorate the return of the imperial couple to the capital in 1903.