This impressive coin “Trans-Siberian Railway Egg” is the first 3D coin ever struck in the innovative shape of a spacial egg. It was created to commemorate the centesimal anniversary of building the longest railroad of all time – the Trans-Siberian Railway connecting Moscow with Vladivostok. Thanks to elaborate design and intricate decorations this exclusive silver collectible is a real masterpiece of monetary art. Empress Anna.
- 3D effect
- 7 oz of 99.99% pure silver
- Famous Imperial Faberge Eggs design
- Limited mintage worldwide 1054 pcs
The Trans-Siberian Railway Egg was an Easter gift from the Tsar Nicholas II of Russia to his beloved wife Alexandra Feodorovna. It was created to celebrate the spectacular completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway in 1916. This priceless masterpiece reveals a miniature replica of a steam locomotive and five carriages attached to it. The train can be wound up and run with a tiny gold key, what reflects the unimaginable craftsmanship of its creators.
The surface of the egg is engraved with a route map of the Trans-Siberian Railway with major stations marked on it with precious stones. Its lid is covered with green enamel and decorated with delicate leaves of acanthus. In addition to this, the jewel is supported by three griffins and surmounted by a double-headed eagle with a crown. Today, the original Trans-Siberian Railway Egg is housed in the Kremlin Armory Museum in Moscow. On the hundredth anniversary of its completion, the Trans-Siberian Railway reminds us of the tremendous achievement of connecting the European and Asian parts of the Russian Empire.
|Weight (g)||7 oz (217.7)|
|Diameter||30.50 × 44.20 mm|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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