The government of Armenia boasts the news silver bullion series in Europe with the Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark Coins. The program started in 2011 and is only on the 7th issue of the coin in 2017. These coins are minted in a variety of sizes, including 1/2 oz. Now, you can get the 2017 1/2 oz Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark Coins at Silver.com.
- Individual coins ship in plastic flips, lots of 20 ship in mint tubes, lots of 500 ship in mint boxes.
- 7th release for the series.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of 500 Drams is fully backed by the Armenian government.
- Struck in Germany at Geiger Edelmetalle.
- Bears a depiction of Noah’s Ark during the epic flood.
- National coat of arms featured on the obverse.
- Designed by Eduard Kurghinyan.
In the Bible, Noah built an ark and saved the animals and people of the world from a 40 day flood. At the end of the 40 days, the ark ended up at Mount Ararat. Mount Ararat is a real place located in Eastern Europe. Armenians lay claim to the area and was also the first modern kingdom to accept Christianity as its national religion.
On the obverse of each 2017 1/2 oz Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark Coins, you will see the Armenian Coat of Arms. In the crest, you will see a crude depiction of the ark sitting on top of Mount Ararat. On one side of the crest, you will see an eagle. Gracing the other side of the crest, you will see a lion.
The reverse of each coin features the ark, supposedly full of animals, sails toward Mount Ararat as the sun rises behind the mountain. A dove carries an olive branch as a signal of land ahead. The phrase “Noah’s Ark” is seen in both Armenian and English.
Every coin in this listing is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition from Geiger Edelmetalle. This means that while you will see no signs of wear and tear, there may be minor flaws, such as breaks in luster, spotted surfaces or contact marks from the striking process.
If you have any questions about these brilliant coins, don’t hesitate to ask a Silver.com associate. You can reach us on the phone at 888-989-7223, connect with us online using our live chat, or send us an email.