2016 1 oz Silver Armenia Noah’s Ark 500 Drams
This 2016 1 oz Silver Armenia Noah’s Ark 500 Drams coin displays a beautifully designed, detailed biblical scene. The scene, of course, is that described in Genesis chapter 8, and is absolutely stunning!
The obverse displays the finely-detail Republic of Armenia Coat of Arms, with the 1 oz weight, 999 purity, release year, and the denomination of 500 Dram. The rim-band includes the inscription “REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA” in English at the bottom, and in Armenian at the top.
The reverse prominently features the dove that was released from the ark after the rain stopped, and the sun returned. She returns bearing a fresh olive branch, proving that the flood waters had begun to recede. The waves have calmed significantly, although they continue to wash against the ark. The water has receded to again show the peaks of the mountain ranges in the distance. The very welcome sun is brightly rising above the peaks.
Every element in the design is masterfully detailed, using different textures. The scene also has a sense of depth in how each aspect is positioned. The narrow rim-band includes “NOAH’S ARK” in both English and Armenian.
- 2016 1 oz Silver Armenia Noah’s Ark 500 Drams.
- Sixth year of release.
- Limited mintage of 529,202.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 fine Silver BU.
- The obverse displays the Republic of Armenia Coat of Arms, with the 1 oz weight, 999 purity and the denomination. Also included is the inscription “REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA” in both Armenian and English.
- The reverse prominently features the dove that was released from the ark after the rain stopped. Noah’s Ark is shown rocking on the waves, with the sun rising above the mountains in the distance. Inscriptions include “NOAH’S ARK” in both Armenian and English.
- Face value 500 Dram, backed by the Republic of Armenia.