A common feature of many sovereign bullion coin programs from mints around the globe is continuity. While some mints alter the image on the reverse each year, Geiger Edelmetalle strikes the Armenian Silver Noahs Ark coin with the same biblical imagery on the reverse from year to year. Right now, the 2016 1 Kilo Armenian Silver Noahs Ark Coin is available for investors through JM Bullion.
- Contains 1 Kilogram, or 32.15 oz, of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of 10,000 Drams is considered legal tender in Armenia.
- Features the Noahs Ark design.
- Struck in Germany.
- Coins ship in protective plastic capsules for individual coins or hand-made wooden mint boxes of 10.
In the Christian bible, the book of Genesis tells us of Gods choice to flood the Earth to cleanse the planet of mankinds sins. Noah and his family are tasked with building an ark to sustain themselves and two of every creature on the planet. After the flood, their job was to repopulate the Earth in a clean environment.
Armenia is deeply connected to this story from the bible for two reasons. In addition to being the first modern nation in world history to declare Christianity an official state religion, Armenia was also the resting place of Noahs Ark on the face of Mount Ararat.
The reverse side of the 2016 1 Kilogram Armenian Silver Noahs Ark Coin features a depiction of the biblical flood. In the background, the sun peaks over Mount Ararat with its bright rays. The middle ground features Noahs ark as it floats atop the flood waters, while a single dove flies into the foreground with an olive branch in its beak.
On the obverse side of the coin youll find the coat of arms for the Republic of Armenia. In addition to the engravings of the coins weight, metal content, purity, and face value, the phrase Republic of Armenia is inscribed in both English and Armenian.
The Geiger Edelmetalle Mint in Germany produces these coins on an annual basis for Armenia at its Leipziger Edelmetallverarbeitungs subsidiary. These 1 Kilo coins were first introduced in 2012, one year after the first coins were released in 2011.
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