The story of Noah and the Ark is a popular story from the old testament of the Bible. The story describes the efforts that Noah took to escape the massive floodwaters that destroyed the planet several thousands years ago.
In the legend, God came to Noah and told him to build an Ark large enough for his family and two of every living creature on earth so that they would survive the coming great flood.
Noah did as he was commanded and the story describes the building of the boat, the gathering of the animals and the floating journey at sea.
After the rains receded, the boat came to rest upon Mount Ararat. Today the mountain is inside the borders of modern Turkey. The snow-capped volcanic mountain range is part of the Armenian Highlands and historically has been the part of the country of Armenia.
The design on the reverse of the Armenian Silver coins displays a scene that represents the story of Noah and the Ark with incredible detail.
The biblical theme shows the Ark floating in the sea with Mt Ararat rising in the background. In the foreground, a dove is flying after being released from the boat to look for signs of life. The dove is carrying a fresh olive branch in its beak, a symbol that the cataclysmic flooding had ended and that life could return to normal for the survivors.
The obverse displays the Armenia Coat of Arms along with the legal tender face value of each coin.
The coins are minted in Germany by the Geiger Edelmetalle refinery with .999 pure silver. The Geiger refinery is one of the oldest in the world, with a storied history dating back to the 12th century.
The Geiger Edelmetalle mint is a member of the LBMA (London Bullion Market Association) as a Good Delivery provider.