Silver Two Ounces 2018 Tsarevich Constellation Egg, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2018 Tsarevich Constellation Egg, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2018 Tsarevich Constellation 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. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes - for example, two ounces of silver (abbreviated as 2 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum).

This coin is part of a series of coins dedicated to the famous Fabergé eggs, and depicts the Tsarevich Constellation 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 Constellation egg is one of two Easter eggs designed under the supervision of Peter Carl Fabergé in 1917, for the last Tsar of Russia. It was the last Imperial Fabergé egg designed. This outstanding Easter gift for Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna was intended to mark the birth of Tsarevich Alexei. The jewel was made of engraved cobalt glass featuring the constellation of Leo - the Zodiac sign of the heir to the Russian throne. According to the project, the surface of the egg was intended to be decorated with miniature diamonds shimmering like stars in the sky, and framed with a silver ring. There is a clock inserted into the egg. Regretfully, the gift has not been accomplished due to the Russian Revolution of 1917,

The coin is in Proof quality, with cobalt glass insert, selective gold plating and Swarovski elements. It comes boxed, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: February 2018.

MintMint of Poland Mint MarkLetters MW Total Mintage999
Obverse
Niue / Silver Two Ounces 2018 Tsarevich Constellation 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: 2 DOLLARS. Around right, similarly facing out, the date of issue 2018.

Around below right, the hallmark Ag 925 (92.5% silver, also known as Sterling 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 2 DOLLARS 2018
Reverse
Niue / Silver Two Ounces 2018 Tsarevich Constellation Egg - reverse photo

Within a plain rim, the reverse of the coin shows at its centre an engraved dark blue cobalt glass insert stylised as the surface of the Constellation Egg.

Around it, a selectively gold plated clock face.

The decorative surface of the background shows the Zodiac signs, with Leo on top.

On two lines above, the name of the coin series: 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
- 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

All (79) coins of type: Silver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Two Ounces 2010 Coronation Egg 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2 DOLLARS 2010
Silver Two Ounces 2011 Duchess of Marlborough Egg 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2 DOLLARS 2011
Silver Two Ounces 2012 Bay Tree Egg 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2 DOLLARS 2012
Silver Two Ounces 2013 Moscow Kremlin Egg 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2 DOLLARS 2013
Silver Two Ounces 2014 Trans-Siberian Railway Egg 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2 DOLLARS 2014
Silver Two Ounces 2015 Exodus 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2015 The Ten Commandments 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2015 David and Goliath 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2015 The Crucifixion 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2015 The New Jerusalem 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2015 The Pale Horse 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2015 King Cnut 1,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2015 Odin 1,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2015 Ragnar 1,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Adam and Eve 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Ezekiel's Vision 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Daniel in the Lion's Den 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2016 The Birth of Jesus 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2016 The Good Samaritan 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2016 The Last Supper 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Björn Ironside 1,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Harald Fairhair 1,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Thor 1,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2016
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Death of Abel 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2017
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Jacob Wrestles the Angel 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2017
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Wisemen 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2017
Silver Two Ounces 2017 The Baptism of Jesus 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2017
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Jesus Calms The Sea 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2017
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Nailing Christ to the Cross 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2017
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Star Wars - Darth Vader 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2017
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Star Wars - Han Solo 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2017
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Noah's Dove 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Chariot of Fire 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 John the Baptist 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Temptation of Jesus 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Jesus Scourged 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 The Ascension 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Star Wars - Yoda 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Star Wars - Death Star 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Star Wars - Stormtrooper 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Tsarevich Constellation Egg 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2 DOLLARS 2018
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Czech Lion 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II · 5 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Samson Slays the Lion 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Moses on the Nile 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2019 The Firstborn Slain 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Cast the First Stone 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Crown of Thorns 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2019 The Crowned Virgin 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Star Wars - Darth Vader Helmet 5,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Star Wars - Millennium Falcon 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Donald Duck 85th Anniversary 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Czech Lion 5,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Destruction of Leviathan 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 The Fiery Furnace 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Jesus Walking on the Sea 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Jesus in the Synagogue 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Resurrection of Lazarus 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 The Judas Kiss 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Ancient Calendars - Celtic 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 2020 NIUE ISLAND 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Batman Mask 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Star Wars - Stormtrooper Helmet 5,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Boba Fett Helmet 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Jurassic World 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2021
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Death of Samson 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2021
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Jesus Delivered 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait NIUE TWO DOLLARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 999 FINE SILVER 2021
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Zorro 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS 2021 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Back to the Future - DeLorean 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 5 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Star Wars - Clone Trooper Helmet 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2021
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Bushido 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS 2021 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Ruby Scarabeus 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS 2021 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Siren (Mermaid) 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2021 5 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Phoenix 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS 2021 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Jurassic World - T-Rex 600 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 5 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Jurassic World - Blue the Velociraptor 600 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 5 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Czech Lion 5,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS · 2021
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Slovakia Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II - 5 DOLLARS - 2021 -
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Silver Two Ounces 2022 War Elephant 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS 2022 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Jurassic World - Mosasaurus 600 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 5 DOLLARS 2022
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Silver Two Ounces 2018 Tsarevich Constellation Egg: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage999
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeEgg
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size41.6 x 55.6 mm
Mass56.560 g
OCC IDDKLM-EMKC-PAXN-ENZB
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