Coin "Pomegranate"


Name Pomegranate
Presented by Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia
Nominal value 500 dram
Metal Gold 999,9°
Thickness 0,9
Mintage 5000
Production quality Proof
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: in the center - the coat of arms of the Republic of Armenia, below - nominal value “500 DRAM”; along the rim - inscriptions “THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA” in Armenian and English, on the right side - the year of issue “2011”. Reverse: in the center - a broken pomegranate, above - inscription “Pomegranate” in Armenian and “PUNICA GRANATUM” in Latin; along the rim - ornament made of small pomegranates and leaves.
A brief annotation “Pomegranate” is the smallest gold coin issued by the Central Bank of Armenia. Pomegranate takes its special place in the history of Armenian applied art due to a profound meaning given to it by people. This blood red berry with sweet juicy and shiny seeds has always symbolized fertility, wealth and generosity. Pomegranate has inspired artists, writers and sculptors since old times. Till now an image of pomegranate is widely used in Armenian architecture, ornaments, miniatures and carpet weaving art. The symbolic meaning of pomegranate was used by Sergey Parajanov in his famous film “Color of Pomegranate” to convey versatility of human spiritual world.
Designer Eduard Kurghinyan
Producer Mint of Poland

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