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VIRGO Horoscope Zodiac Zircon Silver Coin Armenia 2008

Silver coin sign Virgo from cycle of The Signs of Zodiac for Armenia.

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69.95 €

Starting in January 2008, the Central Bank of Armenia, in conjunction with the State Mint of Poland, will be issuing 12 one-oz. Silver Coins.
Each coin will feature both color and a zircon crystal gemstone, and comes with Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Chairman of the Central Bank of Armenia.

THE ZIRCON
Zircon is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates. The crystal structure of zircon is tetragonal crystal system. The natural color of zircon varies between colorless, yellow-golden, red, brown, and green. Colorless specimens that show gem quality are a popular substitute for diamond; these specimens are also known as "Matura diamond".
The name either derives from the Arabic word zarqun, meaning vermilion, or from the Persian zargun, meaning golden-colored. These words are corrupted into "jargoon", a term applied to light-colored zircons. Yellow zircon is called hyacinth, from the flower hyacinthus, whose name is of Ancient Greek origin; in the Middle Ages all yellow stones of East Indian origin were called hyacinth, but today this term is restricted to the yellow zircons.

  • Country
    Armenia
  • Year
    2008
  • Face Value
    100 Dram
  • Metal
    Silver
  • Fineness (purity)
    925/1000
  • Weight (g)
    28.28
  • Diameter (mm)
    38.61
  • Quality
    Proof
  • Mintage (pcs)
    12.000
  • Certificate (COA)
    Yes
  • Presentation case (box)
    No
Silver Proof coin, finely colored and enriched by a genuine zircon "star-shaped".