Christians around the globe are familiar with the biblical tale of Noah. A man chosen by God to save humanity, Noah, his family, and two of each animal species in the world survived 40 days adrift in an ark as torrential rains cleansed the Earth of sin. The nation of Armenia has a special connection to this biblical story, honoring it with a motif on the Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coin. Now, you can purchase a 2013 1 oz. Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coin from Silver.com in brilliant, uncirculated condition.
In the book of Genesis, God comes to Noah and commands him to build an ark so that humanity may be saved from itself. Discouraged by the rampant sins of mankind, God plans to send torrential rains to cleanse the Earth of sin. Noah and his family are tasked with restarting humanity and saving animal species by surviving the flood in an ark for 40 years. Armenia’s connection to the story runs deep. Not only was the country the first to officially adopt Christianity as a national religion, but Mount Ararat was once within the nation’s borders.
On the obverse side of each 2013 1 oz. Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coin is the national coat of arms for Armenia. The simple coat of arms is surrounded by the engraving “Republic of Armenia” in both English and Armenian. The face value, in Dram, is also inscribed on this side.
The reverse side of the coin bears the motif of Noah’s Ark. In the image, the ark is seen floating atop the flood waters as the sun rises of the peaks of Mount Ararat in the background. A lone dove is visible in the foreground, holding an olive branch in its beak.
Geiger Edelmetalle mints the Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coin for the nation of Armenia. The mint is one of four state-owned mints in Germany, and is located in Leipzig. If you have questions about the Noah’s Ark coin, or any other Silver Armenian Coins, feel free to contact a Silver.com associate at 888-989-7223, online using our live web chat, or via email.