Trans-Siberian Railway Egg, 2 dollars, Series:Imperial Fabergé Eggs

gift coin Trans-Siberian Railway Egg niue
Imperial Fabergé Eggs Trans-Siberian Railway Egg
Trans-Siberian Railway Egg, 2 dollars, Series:
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  • Issuer:
  • Denomination:
    2 New Zealand dollars
  • Metal:
    Ag 925
  • Decoration:
    selective gilding
  • Quality:
  • Size:
    41.60 x 55.60
  • Weight:
    56.56 g
  • Circulation:
    up to 7,000 pcs
  • Date of issue:
    July 2014

The coin dedicated to the one of the most precious jewellery masterpieces – an exceptional item in each collection!

The Mint of Poland presents the “Trans-Siberian Railway Egg” coin released in the series commemorating famous eggs made in a workshop of a world-renowned Russian jeweller, Peter Carl Fabergé. This little pieces of art, which were designed to Russian tsars’ orders, have been a symbol of extravagance and splendor for over 100 years.

  • coin of the awe-inspiring “Imperial Fabergé Eggs” collection
  • its coin and packaging design characteristic for the 19th century
  • sterling silver of .925 purity
  • weight of 56.56 grams
  • selective gold plating with the use of the most modern machines
  • exceptional, ellipse-shaped design
  • attractive presentation case embellished with a gold ornament

The Trans-Siberian Railway Egg was an Easter gift from the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, to his wife Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna. The inspiration for this coin made in 1900 was a spectacular event of building the Trans-Siberian Railway connecting the European part of Russia with Vladivostok. The interior of the egg reveals a miniature replica of a steam locomotive and five carriages. Not only is the whole train a charming piece of jewellery art, but also a mechanical working model wound up with a gold key. The Trans-Siberian Railway Egg is housed in one of the oldest Moscow museums – the Kremlin Armoury.


At the bottom – open „Spring Flowers Egg” (1899-1903) with a miniature basket and a bouquet of anemones. Above the basket – the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with an inscription:  ELIZABETH II and the mint mark (m/w). Around – a decorative, neo-rococo ornament. Along the rim – the issuer’s name: NIUE ISLAND, the face value: 2 DOLLARS, the hallmark (Ag 925) and the year of issue – 2014.


In the foreground – an image of the Trans-Siberian Railway Egg with 24-carat gold plated elements of its basis and top. Below – an image of a gold train and an inscription: FABERGÉ EGGS. In the background of the central part of the coin – an outline of a map of Russia. Along the upper rim of the coin – an inscription: TRANS-SIBERIAN. In the background of the upper part of the coin – a decorative surface stylized to look as a palace curtain.