PAMP Suisse produces some of the finest products for those who buy gold bars online. Although the Fortuna and Rosa lineups are very popular, the Swiss master refiners also offer unique, ever-changing designs in the Lunar Calendar Series. The Year of the Rat is first in the Zodiac’s 12-year cycle and has a new design for the latest release in the series. 1 oz Gold PAMP Suisse Lunar Rat Bars are now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Bars ship to you inside of individual sealed assay cards of boxes of 25 bars!
- New Year of the Rat design for the Lunar Calendar Series!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- The obverse features a rat standing on the top of a stone wall.
- The reverse depicts the same rat as viewed from the other side of the wall.
- CertiPAMP packaging with individual serial numbers!
The Year of the Rat is the first in the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac, and there are many reasons for this special distinction for such a small animal. Mythology suggests the Jade Emperor positioned each of the animals in the Zodiac based on their arrival to a meeting he had called. The rat tricked the ox into giving it a ride to the meeting, then jumped off the ox near the finish line to arrive first.
Rats are associated with the Earthly Branch in the Zodiac and midnight hours. When put into the context of yin and yang, the rat occupies the yang and is representative of the beginning of a new day. As such, it is the perfect animal to lead off each new cycle of the Zodiac.
On the obverse side of 1 oz Gold PAMP Suisse Lunar Rat Bars is a depiction of a rat standing on its hind legs on top of a stone wall. The rat holds an ancient coin in its front paws. This coin has a square hole and four Chinese symbols on its surface. Flip the PAMP Suisse Lunar Rat Bars over to the reverse, and you can see this same rat from behind. This side of the bar contains an engraving of the unique serial number assigned to each specimen.
These 1 oz Gold PAMP Suisse Lunar Rat Bars are available to you today in brand-new condition from PAMP Suisse. Individual bars are housed in an assay card package that seals up the bar. If you buy more than one, you will receive multiples of 25 in boxes. The assay cards are red with an oriental border theme in the corners of the obverse and the serial number and assayer’s signature on the reverse.
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