Geiger Edelmetalle is a famed German minting operation located in the Saxony region of the country, just outside the city of Leipzig. This family-owned mint not only refines gold and silver bars, but also the Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coins. Right now, 2018 10 oz Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic capsule from the mint or hand-made box of 20 coins!
- Eighth issue of the Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coin!
- Consists of Ten Troy ounces of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of 5,000 Drams backed by the government of Armenia.
- Obverse features the coat of arms for the Republic of Armenia.
- Reverse features Eduard Kurghinyan’s depiction of Noah’s Ark on the flood waters.
Each 2018 10 oz Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark Coin listed here is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice a range of minor flaws resulting from the coining process. These flaws include potential breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks.
The Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coins were introduced in 2011 by Geiger Edelmetalle. In that first year, only the ½, ¼, and 1 oz silver coins were available for purchase. In 2012, the program expanded to include the 5 oz coin, these 10 oz Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coins, and two larger coins with 1 Kilo and 5 Kilo weights.
Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coins in the 10 oz weight have proven quite popular with investors. After slumping from 2,003 coins in its introductory year to 1,992 in 2013, the 10 oz Silver Noah’s Ark coin has rebounded each year. The mintage rose each year from 2014 to 2016, jumping from 3,645 to 4,065, and most recently 4,562.
On the obverse of 2018 10 oz Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coins you’ll notice the coat of arms for Armenia. The seal has a national shield in the center, flanked on either side by an eagle and a lion. In the center of the shield is the image of Noah’s Ark resting on the peak of Mount Ararat. Engravings include the name “Republic of Armenia” in both English and Armenian, along with the face value, weight, metal content, and purity of the coin.
The reverse of all Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coins features the biblical flood from Genesis. Noah and his family were chosen by God to survive an epic flood that would wash away all of mankind. The ark is depicted floating on the floodwaters in this design as the sun emerges from behind Mount Ararat in the background and a dove flies into the foreground with an olive branch.
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