This Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark Coin has been struck in 5 troy ounces of .999 fine silver and is actually deemed as legal tender in the Republic of Armenia. The Central Bank of Armenia sanctioned Germany’s Geiger Edelmetalle to produce the Noah’s Ark Silver Coins in different sizes since 2011 as a way to show some of the country’s history. Since then, more than 2 million of these coins have been sold in various denominations, including .25, .5, and 1 oz. Starting in 2012, they are also available in 5 and 10 oz, as well as 1 and 5 kilograms.
Noah’s Ark is considered an important symbol to Armenia because it was said to be built on Armenian land, at Mount Ararat. In particular, before World War I, the mount contained the border of Turkey and Armenia. After the war, the mountain became Turkey’s, but the landmark is still so entrenched in the history of Armenia that Noah’s Ark continues to be part of the country’s identity. After all, this country is known for being the first to accept Christianity, so it makes sense that the Biblical symbol of Noah’s Ark would be important to Armenia’s culture.
The front of this coin features Armenia’s coat of arms, which displays a lion and an eagle next to a shield. This side of the coin also says “Republic of Armenia,” in both English and Armenian. You can also see important facts about the coin, such as the year it was minted, its value in the Armenian currency (Dram), the weight of the coin, and its fineness, which is 999/1000 or 99.9% silver.
On the back of the Armenian Noah’s Ark Silver Coin is where you will see the Ark stunningly depicted. You will also note the sun over Mount Ararat, a dove with an olive branch in its mouth, and the words “Noah’s Ark” in both English and Armenian. As with most of our silver coins, the 5 oz Armenian Noah’s Ark Silver Coin from Geiger Edelmetalle is even more impressive in person than in pictures.
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