The Armenian sovereign coin has one of the most unique designs featured on any precious metal coin. While most coins bear nationalistic imagery, the Armenian Noah’s Ark pays homage to the story from the book of genesis. Today, JM Bullion offers the 2015 5 oz Armenian Silver Ark Coin for purchase.
- Contains 5 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Issued with a face value of 1000 Drams.
- Ships in individual plastic capsules.
- Eligible for use in Precious Metals IRA accounts.
In the book of Genesis, God spoke to Noah and told him to build a great ark. Exhausted by the sinful behavior of mankind, God chose to send a flood to cleanse the planet. Inside the ark, Noah, his family, and the animals of the world survived for 40 days on the flood waters.
The nation of Armenia has a special connection to this story from the Christian bible. For starters, Armenia was the first modern nation to adopt Christianity as an official state religion. Additionally, Mount Ararat, the resting place of the biblical ark, was located within the boundaries of Armenia for much of history. The end of World War I resulted in the redrawing of boundaries, shifting Mount Ararat into modern-day Turkey.
On the reverse side of the coin is the image of Noah’s Ark as it floats on the flood waters. In the foreground, a dove flies into the picture holding an olive branch as a symbol that dry land was available. The ark is available in the middle ground, as the sun crests over Mount Ararat in the background. Engravings on this side read Noah’s Ark, in both English and Armenian.
The obverse side of the coin displays the coat of arms for the Republic of Armenia. The name Republic of Armenia is engraved on this side in both English and Armenian. The face value, metal content, and purity are included as well on this side.
Germany’s Geiger Edelmetalle is responsible for the production of these coins for the tiny Eastern European nation. The mint contracts with the Central Bank of Armenia to produce the coins in various weights each year.
If you have questions for a JM Bullion associate, you can reach us at 800-276-6508. We’re also available online through our live web chat and email. If you are interested in similar products, please check out the Armenian Silver Coins page of the JM Bullion website.