The Year of the Rat occurs again in 2020 as the Chinese lunar calendar restarts its 12-year cycle. Although rats are not typically viewed with high regard, the rat is actually a symbol of wealth and surplus, with Chinese couples once worshipping the rat for its high reproductive rate. Today, 1 oz Gold Scottsdale Lunar Year of the Rat Bars are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of protective CertiLock cards!
- Issued for the 2020 Year of the Rat!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- A rat design features on the obverse with the Chinese symbol for a rat and series name.
- The Scottsdale Mint and Argor Heraeus logos feature on the reverse of the bars.
Ancient Chinese mythology suggests the Jade Emperor called for a meeting of the world’s animals, but only 12 of them arrived for the meeting. The order in which these animals arrived following the Great Race determined where in the Zodiac the Jade Emperor eventually placed each animal.
All 1 oz Gold Scottsdale Lunar Year of the Rat Bars in this listing come to you with a protective CertiLock assay card. The card securely packages the gold bar to protect its brand-new condition and includes a number of important features of the bar itself.
the CertiLock cards have two different sides with important information. On the obverse of the card is the Scottsdale Mint lion logo with the name of the mint and the words “Certificate of Authenticity.” The reverse side of the card has a QR code and the words “Certi-Lock,” with markings of the weight, purity, metal content, serial number, date for the bar, and its design release.
A Year of the Rat design is featured on the obverse of the 1 oz Gold Scottsdale Lunar Year of the Rat Bar. The design features a stylized rat in the center of the bar with the date mark of “2020” in the center as well. The Chinese symbol for the rat is featured at the top of the bar and the phrase “Year of the Rat” is inscribed on the bottom.
The combined logo of Scottsdale Mint and Argor Heraeus is featured on the reverse of the 1 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Rat Bar. This logo is a circle with the American and Swiss flags in the center and the names of two mints around.
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