Lunar-themed collections exist across various platforms in the precious metals industry. There are silver rounds with lunar designs, silver and gold bullion coin programs, and also gold bars available with the animals of the Zodiac. The 1 oz Gold Scottsdale Year of the Dog is now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com in brand-new condition.
- Commemorates the Year of the Dog from the Chinese Lunar Calendar!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Obverse depicts the Year of the Dog commemorative design.
- Reverse features a design commemorating the join work of Argor Heraeus and Scottsdale Mint in this series.
The Chinese Lunar Calendar is a 12-year cycle which has different animals assigned to each of the years in the rotation. It follows a reliable 12-year cycle and resets every time it reaches the end of that cycle. 11th in the Zodiac is the Year of the Dog, reflecting the dog’s arrival for a meeting of the world’s creatures with the Jade Emperor according to ancient Chinese lore.
Only a few other lunar-themed options exist when it comes to gold bars. This new collection launches with the Year of the Dog and will only be available for the 2018 lunar calendar year. The bars in the series are the joint work of Argor-Heraeus and Scottsdale Mint.
On the obverse of the 1 oz Gold Scottsdale Year of the Dog Bar, you’ll find a lunar dog design created specifically for this series. It depicts the Chinese character for a dog in the center of the design, with engravings of “Year of the Dog” above the design and “2018” below it. The obverse side of the included assay card includes the name of “Scottsdale Mint,” with a Certificate of Authenticity and the Scottsdale Mint’s lion logo.
The reverse of the Gold Scottsdale Year of the Dog Bar includes a commemorative logo design at the top of the bar. This design is a circle with the American and Swiss flags in the center and immediate engravings around it of “Scottsdale Mint” and “Argor-Heraeus.” Other engravings on this side include “1 Troy Ounce .9999 Fine Gold” along with an assayer’s mark. The reverse of the Certi-Lock card includes the Scottsdale Mint lion logo along with its synthetic DNA barcode and identifying information of the bar.
Your 1 oz Gold Scottsdale Year of the Dog Bar is the result of collaboration between Scottsdale Mint of Arizona and Argor-Heraeus of Switzerland. The two refineries are among the most popular and well-known in the world.
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