Given that the animals of the Chinese Lunar Calendar are placed as such in the 12-year cycle based on their arrival to a meeting called by the Jade Emperor, you’d expect the horse to be higher in the rotation than seventh. It might have something to do with the kind, modest nature of the horse though. The 10 Gram Silver PAMP Suisse Lunar Horse Bar celebrates the Year of the Horse and is available to you online right now at Silver.com.
- Individual bars ship in sealed plastic with an Assay card, and multiples of 25 ship in boxes!
- Available from the 2014 Year of the Horse release!
- Consists of Ten Grams, or .3215 Troy ounces, of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse features a sleek, powerful horse.
- The reverse captures that same horse obstructed by a tree trunk.
- Individually serialized bars.
- Suitable for use in Precious Metals IRAs.
The horse and the goat are paired seventh and eighth in the Zodiac. Although the speed of a horse is much greater than the other animals in the Zodiac, the modesty of the horse and the goat led the pair to feature late in the Zodiac’s 12-year cycle. The horse and goat had trouble letting the other win, each trying to defer to the other.
The Jade Emperor noticed the modesty of both animals and selected at random to put the horse seventh, with the goat eighth. Those born during the Year of the Horse prefer their freedom to roam. They are energetic and self-reliant, smart with their money, and love to travel. Sharp-witted and impatient, some see the horse as a drifter though with no purpose.
On the obverse of 10 Gram Silver PAMP Suisse Lunar Horse Bars is the image of a powerful steed standing in front of a tree. The engraving of the word horse from the Chinese language is the only inscription on this side of the bars.
The reverse of 10 Gram Silver Lunar Horse Bars includes the view of that same horse, but this time you are looking from behind the tree trunk. Much of the horse’s frame is obstructed by the tree, but you can still see its hind leg, front legs, and part of its head. Its flowing tail swoops around the tree trunk.
These 10 Gram Silver PAMP Suisse Lunar Horse Bars are available to you inside of individual protective packaging that consists of a plastic housing sealed by a red Assay card. On the Assay card, you’ll notice the important details of the silver bar along with the signature of a certified assayer.
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