Issued by the Central Bank of Armenia, the “Noah’s Ark” series includes several sizes of coins which are all considered legal tender and are made from .999 pure silver. Since 2011, these coins have been produced in Europe at the Geiger Edelmetalle Mint. This coin is from 2015 and has been minted in 1 troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver. It also has a legal tender value of 500 Drams.
The theme of “Noah’s Ark” is one that is deeply rooted in Armenia. According to the Old Testament from the Christian Bible, God commanded Noah to build the Ark in order to save himself, his family and all of the animals of the world from the Great Flood. As the flood waters ceased, the Ark came to rest on a mountain, known as Mount Ararat. Today, this same mountain is located in the Armenian Highland in nearby modern-day Turkey. The story of Noah and the Ark still holds a lot of pride for Armenians throughout the world.
When looking at this gorgeous coin, the obverse features the Armenian Coat of Arms. The face value of the coin in Dram (Armenia’s currency) is also shown. In addition, the inscription “Republic of Armenia” can be seen in both English and Armenian. The weight, purity and the year are also seen on this side of the coin.
On the reverse side, Noah’s Ark is depicted along with a white dove carrying an olive branch. In the background, Mount Ararat can be seen in front of a rising sun. On the edge of the coin, the words “Noah’s Ark” are inscribed in both English and Armenian.
In addition to being a wonderful investment coin, the 2015 1 oz Noah’s Ark Silver Coin will make an ideal gift for anyone of Armenian ancestry or for those who love the biblical story of Noah’s Ark. Each coin will ship in sealed mint tubes of 20 coins and nice wooden display boxes of 500 coins. Furthermore the coins are expertly packed by our staff in a way that ensures every coin will be safe as it is transported.
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