Among the silver coins for sale online today, the Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark coin is one of the newest programs to launch. Introduced for Armenia in 2011 by the private German mint Geiger Edelmetalle, these coins have quickly gained prominence for their purity and stunning, biblical design. Today, 2018 5 oz Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed inside a plastic capsule from the mint or within a hand-made wooden box if available!
- Eighth year of issue for Armenian Noah’s Ark coins!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of 1,000 Drams is fully backed by Armenia’s government.
- Coat of arms for Armenia is featured on the obverse.
- Noah’s Ark dominates the reverse of the coin.
- Design on reverse from Eduard Kurghinyan.
After one year of availability in 2011, Geiger Edelmetalle expanded the Silver Noah’s Ark coins from two fractional weights and a 1 oz silver coin to include these 5 oz Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark Coins and a 10 oz, 1 Kilo, and 5 Kilo option. Among these larger weight coins, the 5 oz and 10 oz have proven the most popular.
The highest mintage figure for the 5 oz Silver Noah’s Ark coin came in 2014 when 4,535 coins were struck. This was higher than its initial 2012 release of 3,550 and its slumped 2013 performance of just 2,436 coins. In recent years, the 5 oz coin has ebbed and flowed to feature 3,348 for a mintage in 2015 and 4,124 in 2016.
All 2018 5 oz Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark Coins in this listing are in BU condition. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear but aren’t entirely perfect either. The coins may present with breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks as a result of the production process at the mint.
The obverse of all 2018 5 oz Silver Armenian Noah’s Ark Coins feature the image of the nation’s coat of arms. Engravings on this face include the name “Republic of Armenia” in English along the bottom with its Armenian equivalent along the top. The weight, purity, metal content, and face value are also included.
On the reverse is Eduard Kurghinyan’s design of the ark scene from the Christian bible. Noah’s Ark moves through the floodwaters in the middle ground while the sun rises over Mount Ararat in the background. In a sign that waters have receded and dry land is again available, a dove flies into the foreground with an olive branch in its beak.
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