Masterpieces in Stone is a new series of exquisite coins launched by the Republic of Fiji. The third coin of the series is dedicated to the world famous Amber Room, located in the Catherine Palace near Saint Petersburg. Struck of 3 oz .999 fine silver, the Amber Room coin boasts unique elaborate high relief design with antique finish and a genuine amber inset.
The obverse features some of the palace decorations enriched with a large amber inset. The face value of the coin, its issuing country and year as well as the Coat of arms of Fiji are also struck on the obverse.
The eye-catching high relief reverse finely depicts the Amber Room designed by German baroque sculptor Andreas Schlüter and Danish amber craftsman Gottfried Wolfram. It is one of the greatest treasures ever made by man: an entire room made of exquisite amber, from its four massive walls to its finely crafted furniture. Upon the walls of the room were enormous panels fashioned from tons of the purest Danish amber, which was encrusted with various gemstones and inlaid with gold. The reverse also contains the same piece of amber as that on the obverse as a tribute to the beautiful gemstone used to decorate the room. Issued with the extremely limited mintage of only 500 pieces worldwide, the coin comes in a luxury packaging making it a nice collector’s item!