The designs of the Lunar Calendar Series from PAMP Suisse are distinct with each new year in the Zodiac. This program has been available from PAMP for years now, and several years ago the refinery settled on a design concept that it eventually applied to all of the bars in the collection. The obverse and reverse designs are complementary, providing two different viewpoints for the same design. Right now, 100 Gram Gold PAMP Suisse Lunar Rat Bars are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a sealed assay card from PAMP Suisse!
- The Year of the Rat represents year one in the Zodiac!
- Consists of 100 Grams, or 3.215 Troy ounces, of .9999 fine gold.
- The obverse field depicts a rat standing along the top edge of a stone wall.
- On the reverse is that same view from behind the wall.
- Includes CertiPAMP card technology and individual serial numbers.
Each 100 Gram Gold PAMP Suisse Lunar Rat Bar in this product listing is individually packaged inside of a CertiPAMP assay card. The sealed card packaging keeps your gold bar in brand-new condition and includes vital information the product within. The obverse of the cards has oriental border designs in the corners with “2020 Lunar Calendar Series Rat” printed at the bottom.
Flip the red assay card over, and you will find the weight, metal content, purity, and individual serial number printed on the surface. There is also an assayer’s signature on this side of the assay card. All serial numbers in this series from PAMP use a one-letter, six-number series.
Chinese culture holds the rat in high regard as a sign of wealth and surplus. In ancient China, families would actually pray to rats for children because of the incredible reproduction rate of rats. The rat is associated with the Earthly Branch in Chinese culture, as well as the midnight hours. It is fitting that the rat is first on the Zodiac. In addition to its association with the midnight hours, rats are considered part of the yang and represent the beginning of a new day, just as midnight does. What better animal to start off the Zodiac cycle!
On the obverse of the 100 Gram Gold PAMP Suisse Lunar Rat Bars is the image of a rat standing on its hind legs on a stone wall as it clutches a small coin. This ancient coin has a square hole with four Chinese symbols on its surface. The reverse side of the bar offers a rearview of that same design with the metal content, weight, purity, and serial number engraved.
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