In the Christian bible, the book of Genesis talks of God’s desire to cleanse the Earth of mankind’s sin with floodwaters. One man, Noah, is chosen to build an ark to save his family and two of each kind of animal in the world. This story is well known by Christians around the globe, and is featured in stunning relief on the 2015 1 oz Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark Coin, available now in perfect condition through Silver.com.
- Limited availability: 259 coins currently exist in this grade!
- Consists of one ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of 500 Drams backed by the Armenian government.
- Available with a perfect grade from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Struck in Germany at the Geiger Edelmetalle Mint.
- Ships in a protective slab courtesy of the NGC.
These coins were introduced by Armenia as the nation’s official silver bullion coin in 2011, and have quickly gained notoriety in Europe for their stunning design and purity levels. The images on the reverse side of the coin accurately depict the events in the book of Genesis as Noah and his family came to the end of 40 days onboard the ark as floodwaters cleansed the world.
Each of the coins available in this Silver.com product listing has a perfect grade of Mint State 70 from the NGC. Coins in this condition have their full, original luster, and no blemishes, contact marks, detracting flaws, or hairlines of any kind.
The reverse side of each coin bears the image of Noah’s Ark as it rests on the floodwaters. In the background, its resting place atop Mount Ararat begins to emerge from beneath the water. A dove is visible in the foreground carrying an olive branch, a sign that the waters were receding and it was possible to find dry land again.
On the obverse, the coat of arms for the Republic of Armenia is featured in the center. Engravings include the coin’s weight, metal content, purity, and face value, as well as the phrase “Republic of Armenia” in both English and Armenian.
In the event you have questions about these coins, please contact a Silver.com associate at 888-989-7223, online using our live web chat, or via email. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out our full selection of Armenian Silver Coins.