There are few stories from the Christian bible more popular than the tale of Noah’s Ark. Due to its deep connection to the religion and the tale of Noah’s Ark, the Central Bank of Armenia has chosen to pay homage to this narrative on the 2014 5 kilo Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coin. The coin has become the official silver bullion coin of the nation and stands next to coins such as the Canadian Maple Leaf and Silver American Eagle in terms of brilliance and quality.
The story of Noah’s Ark is found in the book of Genesis in the Christian bible. Upset with mankind’s indecent behavior and lack of faith, God punishes the Earth with a massive flood meant to cleanse the planet. Noah and his family are selected by God to build a huge ark and collect two of every animal in the world. Salvation is offered to his family along with the task of rebuilding humanity and the animal world.
Armenia is deeply connected to this tale because Mount Ararat, the resting place of the ark, was once located within its borders. 20th century wars redrew these borders, but Mount Ararat’s traditional home is within the nation of Armenia. Additionally, Armenia was the first modern nation to declare Christianity its official religion.
The obverse of the 2014 5 kilo Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coin features the national coat of arms of Armenia. This imagery is surrounded by the engraving “Republic of Armenia,” which is written in both English and Armenian. There are also engravings of the year of minting, weight, purity, and metal content on this side.
On the reverse side of the coin is the image of Noah’s Ark as it glides atop the flood waters. Behind it you can see the rising sun as its peaks over the top of a mountain range. In front of the ark you can see a dove flying into the image with an olive branch in its beak. Engravings on the side of the coin include “Noah’s Ark” in English and Armenian.
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