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The £20m Faberge Easter egg that was nearly melted for scrap

A Faberge Easter egg has been sold for around £20m - after nearly being melted down for scrap metal.

A US metal dealer bought the egg for $14,000 (about £8,000) and only realised its value after reading a newspaper article.

That article was written by BBC reporter Roya Nikkhah, who looks back at the egg's history.

  • 04 Apr 2014
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