One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Memory of Azov Egg, Coin from Niue - detailed information

One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Memory of Azov Egg, Coin from Niue
CoinOne Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Memory of Azov Egg

Niue, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. The New Zealand Dollar is the circulation currency for daily transactions, while the government also authorises legal tender coins in the Niue Dollar currency for collector's purposes.

A number of mints issue a large variety of commemorative, bullion and collector coins under the authority of Niue. These coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself.

Some coins are marketed in standard bullion sizes, like half ounce silver, one ounce silver etc, and some of those are also denominated as $1, for which see respective lists. This coin, denominated as One Niue Dollar, is not in a standard ounce-based size and is made using a "smartminting" technique - meaning that it has features not generally found in circulation coins.

This coin is part of a series of coins dedicated to the famous Fabergé eggs, and depicts the Memory of Azov Egg.

A Fabergé egg (Russian: Яйца Фаберже́) is a jewelled egg created by the House of Fabergé, in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire. Possibly as many as sixty-nine were created, of which fifty-seven survive today. Virtually all were manufactured under the supervision of Peter Carl Fabergé between 1885 and 1917, the most famous being the fifty-two "Imperial" eggs, forty-six of which survive, made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers. Thanks to the exuberance, intricacy and splendour of decoration, Fabergé Eggs have gained a huge popularity as jewellery masterpieces.

The Memory of Azov Egg was made in 1891 for Tsar Alexander III of Russia, who presented it as an Easter gift to his wife, the Tsarina Maria Feodorovna. It is currently held in the Kremlin Armoury Museum in Moscow. Carved from a solid piece of heliotrope jasper, also known as bloodstone, the Memory of Azov Egg is decorated in the Louis XV style with a superimposed gold pattern of Rococo scrolls with brilliant diamonds and chased gold flowers. The broad flute gold bezel is set with a drop ruby and two diamonds that complete the clasp. The egg's interior is lined with green velvet. The "surprise" contained within is a miniature replica of the Imperial Russian Navy cruiser Pamiat Azova (Memory of Azov), executed in red and yellow gold and platinum with small diamonds for windows, set on a piece of aquamarine representing the water. The name "Azov" appears on the ship's stern. The plate has a golden frame with a loop enabling the model to be removed from the egg.

MintMint of Poland Mint MarkLetters MW Total Mintage499
Obverse
Niue / One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Memory of Azov Egg - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait", by Ian Rank-Broadley). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits. The designer's initials are not shown.

Below the neck truncation and over the I of ELIZABETH, the small MW mint mark of the Mint of Poland (m over W), for Mennica Warszawska (Mint of Warsaw).

The effigy is small and is in the upper half of the design, surrounded by a decorative neo-rococo scroll ornament. Horizontally below, ELIZABETH II. Around above, the rest of the legend: NIUE ISLAND.

The lower half of the design shows an open Fabergé egg with a basket of flowers inside (the "Spring Flowers" egg).

Around left, facing outward, the face value and denomination: 1 DOLLAR. Around right, similarly facing out, the date of issue 2021.

Around below right, the hallmark Ag 999 (99.9% silver; "Ag" is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver, and is internationally used to mark silver coins and jewellery).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2021
Reverse
Niue / One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Memory of Azov Egg - reverse photo

Within a plain rim, the reverse of the coin shows the Memory of Azov Egg made in 1891, with the gold model of the Memory of Azov ship in front of it.

Below, on two lines the inscription Imperial Fabergé Eggs.

Reverse Inscription Imperial Fabergé Eggs
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
See also

Coins in the Imperial Fabergé Eggs series include:
- Coronation Egg, 2oz silver, 2010
- Duchess of Marlborough Egg, 2oz silver, 2011
- Bay Tree Egg, 2oz silver, 2012
- Kremlin Egg, 2oz silver, 2013
- Trans-Siberian Railway Egg, 2oz silver, 2014
- Tsarevich Constellation Egg, 2oz silver, 2018
- Pelican Egg, 2oz silver, 2021
- Coronation Egg $1, 2012
- Rosebud Egg $1, 2012
- Swan Egg $1, 2012
- Cockerel Egg $1, 2012
- Lily Bouquet Egg $1, 2012
- Winter Egg $1, 2012
- Order of St George Egg $1, 2012
- Napoleonic Egg $1, 2012
- Kremlin Egg $1, 2012
- Empire Nephrite Egg $1, 2020
- Twelve Panel Egg $1, 2021
- Blue Striped Egg $1, 2021
- Revolving Miniatures Egg $1, 2021
- Tsarevitch Egg $1, 2021
- The Pincecone Egg $1, 2021
- Twelve Monograms Egg $1, 2021
- Red Cross Egg $1, 2021
- Basket of Flowers Egg $1, 2021
- Memory of Azov Egg $1, 2021

All (81) coins of type: One Dollar Silver
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Dollar 2011 Princess Diana 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2011
One Dollar 2011 Royal Wedding 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2011
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - Coronation Egg 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - Rosebud Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - Swan Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - Cockerel Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - Lily Bouquet Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - Winter Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - Order of St George Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - Napoleonic Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - Kremlin Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2014 Bengal Cat 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 British Shorthair Cat 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 European Shorthair Cat 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Javanese Cat 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Siamese Cat 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Maine Coon Cat 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Persian Cat 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ONE DOLLAR 2014 Niue Island ELIZABETH II
One Dollar Silver 2014 Labrador Retriever Dog 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Chow Chow Dog 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Cocker Spaniel Dog 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 White Terrier Dog 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Chihuahua Dog 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 German Shepherd Dog 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Yorkshire Terrier Dog 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ONE DOLLAR 2014 Niue Island ELIZABETH II
One Dollar Silver 2014 Brown Bear 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 2014 ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR
One Dollar Silver 2014 Wild Boar 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Roe-Deer 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 European Bison 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Hyacinth Macaw 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2014 1 DOLLAR
One Dollar Silver 2014 Siberian Tiger 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Grevy's Zebra 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Giant Panda 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Mountain Gorilla 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Black Rhinoceros 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Red Ruffed Lemur 2,014 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Loggerhead Sea Turtle 2,014 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Kingfisher 2,014 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Hoopoe 2,014 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Fishing 2,222 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 World War I 2,014 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 All the Best 9,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 1 DOLLAR 2015 ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND
One Dollar Silver 2015 Year of the Goat 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Scottish Fold Cat 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Somali Cat 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Bernese Mountain Dog 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Pug Dog 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Arabian Horse 850 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Amur Leopard 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Blue Whale 2,015 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Emperor Tamarin 600 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 European Bee-eater 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2016 Year of the Monkey 1,016 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2016 ·
One Dollar Silver 2016 Year of the Monkey (with Elephant) 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2016 ·
One Dollar Silver 2016 Devon Rex Cat 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2016 ·
One Dollar Silver 2016 Siberian Husky Dog 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2016 ·
One Dollar Silver 2016 Friesian Horse 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2016 ·
One Dollar Silver 2016 Golden Oriole 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2016 ·
One Dollar Silver 2017 Thoroughbred Horse 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2017 ·
One Dollar Silver 2017 Goldfinch 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2017 ·
One Dollar Silver 2018 RAF Centenary 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · 2018 · ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2020 Sapphire Scarab 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2020 ·
One Dollar Silver 2020 Jasper Scarab 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2020 ·
One Dollar Silver 2020 Infant Jesus of Prague 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · 2020 · ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2020 Prague Astronomical Clock 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · 2020 · ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2020 Prague - Charles Bridge 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · 2020 · ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2020 Prague - National Theatre 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · 2020 · ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2020 Fabergé - Empire Nephrite Egg 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2020
One Dollar Silver 2021 Year of the Ox 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2021 ·
One Dollar Silver 2021 Solar Scarab 600 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2021 ·
One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Twelve Panel Egg 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2021
One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Blue Striped Egg 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2021
One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Revolving Miniatures Egg 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2021
One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Tsarevich Egg 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2021
One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Pinecone Egg 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2021
One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Twelve Monograms Egg 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2021
One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Red Cross Egg 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2021
One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Basket of Flowers Egg 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2021
One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Memory of Azov Egg 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2021
One Dollar Silver 2022 Year of the Tiger 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2022 ·
One Dollar Silver 2022 Striped Scarab 600 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2022 ·
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One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Memory of Azov Egg: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar Silver, Smartminting
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage499
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologySmartminting
ShapeEgg
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size29.2 x 39.0 mm
Mass16.810 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-BZZW-OJZN
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