Why should you purchase a 2016 Armenia 500 Drams 1 oz. Silver Noah’s Ark?
The Silver Noah’s Ark is the official sovereign coin of Armenia. 2016 marks the 5th Anniversary of this beautifully detailed coin designed by Armenian artist Eduard Kurghinyan. This key date is sure to be prized by collectors. Struck at Germany's Geiger Edelmetalle Mint and backed by the government of Armenia, these brilliant, uncirculated (BU) coins carry a legal tender value of 500 Drams. Each coin has a diameter of 38.6mm, is made of .999 fine silver and weighs 1 Troy oz.
The reverse shows the Biblical scene of Noah's Ark floating upon the flood waters while the sun rises over Mount Ararat in the background. A frosted image of a dove in flight carrying an olive branch hovers in the foreground, signaling that salvation in the form of dry land is not far off. "NOAH'S ARK" is inscribed around the outer rim in both English and Armenian.
The official seal of the Republic of Armenia is displayed on the obverse of the 2016 Armenian Silver Noah’s Ark coin. Mount Ararat is symbolic to the national identity of the Republic of Armenia. Believed to be the final resting place of the Ark, the image of the famed mountain again appears, holding a place of honor at the center of the seal. The image is bordered by the words “2016”, “REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA”, and “500 Dram” in both English and Armenian.
Increase your stack with the purchase of these beautiful 2016 Armenia 500 Drams 1 Troy oz. Silver Noah’s Ark coins from MCM.
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
The 2015 release of Noah's Ark by the Armenian Mint has been a huge hit among stackers and collectors alike. The 2016 release is expected to sell out just as quickly. This article explores the background of Armenia and the history of Noah's Ark.