Lunar Calendar designs are extremely popular on precious metal products today. Australia’s Perth Mint is often credited with popularizing Lunar Year coins, but Switzerland’s PAMP Suisse refinery is one of the leading producers of gold and silver bars featuring the characters of the Zodiac. Right now, you can purchase a 1 oz PAMP Suisse Silver Goat Bar from Silver.com in brand-new condition.
- Newly released design in 2015.
- Individuals ship in assay cards.
- Consists of one ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Honors of the Year of the Goat.
- Struck by PAMP Suisse.
In Chinese lore, the Jade Emperor called a meeting between the animals of the world. Only 12 animals would arrive in time for his meeting, and each was honored with a place on the Lunar Calendar. In 2015, Chinese citizens around the globe honor the Year of the Goat.
Those born under the sign of the goat (also referred to as Year of Sheep or Ram) are said to share characteristics with the animal. Goats are seen as gentle and calm, with those born during the Year of the Goat viewed as tender, polite, clever, and kind-hearted.
On the obverse side of each bar is the image of an adult goat facing forward. The details on the goat design include long, twisted horns and long, shaggy wool. In the image, the goat stands in a field of tall grass, with the lone engraving that of the Chinese symbol for goat.
The reverse side of the 1 oz PAMP Suisse Silver Goat Bar bears a surprise for the viewer. The back of the adult goat featured on the obverse is visible on this side, as is the image of a kid (young goat) laying in the safety of the deep grass. Engravings on this side include the PAMP Suisse logo, the bar’s weight, metal content, and purity, an individual serial number, and the assayer’s mark.
PAMP Suisse was founded in 1977, and today it is a subdivision of the MKS Group from Geneva, Switzerland. As part of MKS, PAMP is one piece of a global precious metal and financial services firm.
If you have questions about these silver bars, don’t hesitate to reach out to a Silver.com associate. You can reach us on the phone at 888-989-7223, connect with us on the web using our live chat feature, or send us an email. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out our full collection of 1 oz PAMP Suisse Silver Bars.