Oceania South Pacific

0 0

AMBER CHAMBER Room Saint Petersburg 2 Oz Silver Coin 10$ Palau 2009


The extraordinary Amber Chamber of Saint Petersburg is depicted on this coin, 2 Oz of pure 99.99% Silver Antique-finish, with a pane made of real amber.

More details

Out of stock
Enter your email id. Once product back in stock you will be notify by email

199.95 €

We accept payment by:

Add to wishlist

The original Amber Room (English sometimes Amber Chamber, Russian: Янтарная комната Yantarnaya komnata, German: Bernsteinzimmer, Polish: Bursztynowa komnata) in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg is a complete chamber decoration of amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors. Due to its singular beauty, it was sometimes dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World".

The original Amber Room represented a joint effort of German and Russian craftsmen. Construction of the Amber Room began in 1701 to 1709 in Prussia. The room was designed by German baroque sculptor Andreas Schlüter and constructed by the Danish amber craftsman Gottfried Wolfram and remained at Charlottenburg Palace until 1716 when it was given by Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm I to his then ally, Tsar Peter the Great of the Russian Empire. In Russia it was expanded and after several renovations, it covered more than 55 square meters and contained over six tons of amber. The Amber Room was looted during World War II by Nazi Germany and brought to Königsberg. Knowledge of its whereabouts was lost in the chaos at the end of the war. Its fate remains a mystery, and the search continues.

In 1979 efforts began to rebuild the Amber room at Tsarskoye Selo. In 2003, after decades of work by Russian craftsmen, the reconstructed Amber Room was inaugurated in the Catherine Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

  • CountryPalau
  • Year2009
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)50
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)2.500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)No
Issued by Republic of Palau limited edition of just 2.500 pieces in the world, this coin is first in series of Mineral Art which will show various mineral stones used in art and architecture!