Painting and decorating eggshells has a long tradition in many cultures. Besides actual eggs, egg-shaped pieces of art are also decorated. In this regard the approximately 50 Fabergé eggs are of special significance. Each of these unique pieces is just as impressive as it is valuable – some worth several million dollars.
The cupped, oval gold coins of the Golden Egg series are an homage to the Easter eggs from the house of Fabergé around 1900. The Golden Egg № 2 for instance is based on the original work of art created by master craftsman Michail Jewlampijewitsch Perchin and stored at the National Museum of the Principality of Liechtenstein.
The coins in this series are authentically coloured on the convex side and struck from a half gram of gold. By means of micro minting the Coat of Arms shines in unbelievably intricate detail on the concave side.
- Palau, 1 Dollar
- Gold .9999, 0.5 g, 9.7×13.92 mm
- Mintage: 5000 per issue
- Partially coloured, curved design, micro-minting