Each Noah's Ark coin is legal tender at its face value and is issued by the Central Bank of Armenia. These coins feature supreme minting quality and purity produced by one of the most modern private mints of Germany.
The third year of issue, these Armenian Noah's Ark Silver Coins embody the beauty of faith and conviction amongst adversity. Transcendent in spiritual and physical beauty, these coins capture this story of tribulation, promise, and of blessing embraced in 1 oz of .999 fine Silver. Each coin tells a story directly connected with Armenia where Noah's Ark is believed to have rested on Mt. Ararat after the flood waters receded.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Third year of issue and mintage of 581,800 pieces!
- Multiples of 20 come in mint sealed tubes. Multiples of 500 come in wooden boxes direct from the mint. All other coins will be in a protective plastic flip.
- Obverse: Exhibits the coat of arms of the Republic of Armenia represented by an eagle and lion back-to-back along with the value of “500 DRAM” and the year.
- Reverse: Designed by Eduard Kurghinyan and displays a dove in flight with an olive branch with Noah’s Ark floating on the flood waters in front of Mt. Ararat with the rising sun in the background.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Armenian government.
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The Armenian Noah's Ark Silver coin series honors one of the most iconic stores of the Bible. Recorded in Genesis 6:1-9:17, the story notes that Noah was compelled by God to build the ark to withstand a Great Flood that was coming over the earth. After 40 days of rain, the Ark carried Noah, his family, and pairs of every kind of animal for another 150 days of floating. The Ark came to rest on Mt. Ararat where Noah would release a dove that eventually would bring back an olive branch, and the ark is believed by many to rest there to this day. Once the land was dry again, the dove did not return and God sent a rainbow as a sign of promise that the world would never be flooded in its entirety again.
The obverse of the coin features the coat of arms of the Republic of Armenia and the face value, metal purity and mintmark. The reverse image, designed by Eduard Kurghinyan, proudly boasts a dove in flight with an olive branch in its beak and Noah’s Ark floating on the floodwaters in front of Mount Ararat with the rising sun in the background. This design was chosen because of Armenia’s connection to Mount Ararat and its connection to the biblical tale of Noah’s Ark. As told in the Book of Genesis, following the great flood, Noah’s Ark landed at the peak of Mount Ararat. Although it is widely believed by scholars and scientists alike that this mountain is not the actual resting place of the great ark, the significance of Mount Ararat to the Armenian people has been memorialized on this coin.
The Armenian Silver Noah’s Ark bullion coin is not produced in the eastern European country, but rather in Germany by Leipziger Edelmetallverarbeitungs GmbH, an affiliate of the private mint Geiger Edelmetalle. The mint, one of the most modern in the world, has more than 1,000 years of experience in mining and processing Silver. Geiger Edelmetalle was founded in 1218 in Leipzig, by merchants who established the oldest Silver trade in Germany.