Among the most popular silver bullion coins in the world is the Armenian Noah’s Ark coin. The coin is the official silver bullion product of the nation of Armenia, and measures up in terms of quality to counterparts like the Canadian Maple Leaf and Silver American Eagle. The 2014 5 oz Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coin retains the constant imagery that has been featured on all coins in the series since its introduction in 2011.
According to the Christian Bible, God was unhappy with mankind’s behavior and lack of faith and chose to punish humanity with a devastating flood. Noah’s family was selected for survival because of Noah’s piety. He was tasked with building an enormous ark to house his family and two of every creature in the world. Following the flood, Noah’s family was responsible for rebuilding humanity and the animal world.
Armenia chose the image of Noah’s Ark because of their strong connection to Christianity. Mount Ararat, the resting place of Noah’s Ark, was once located within the borders of Armenia before its boundaries were redrawn following 20th century wars. Armenia was also the first nation to declare Christianity its official religion.
On the obverse of the 2014 5 oz Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coin is the national coat of arms for Armenia. The engraving “Republic of Armenia” is featured in both English and Armenian. Additional markings include the weight, purity, metal content, and year of minting.
The reverse of the Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coin includes an impressive image of Noah’s Ark. The boat can be seen floating atop the flood waters that devastated humanity. In the background, the rising sun comes over a mountain range. In the foreground, a dove flies off the coin with an olive branch in its beak. The engraving “Noah’s Ark” is on this side of the coin in both English and Armenian.
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