With the spread of Chinese expatriates around the globe, and the rise of China’s economy, cultural icons of the Asian nation are at the forefront of precious metal design today. In particular, design sets inspired by the Zodiac are increasingly common. Now, a 5 oz Silver Ohio Precious Metals Year of the Goat Bar is available on Silver.com.
- Contains five ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Represents the Year of the Goat on the Zodiac.
- Special design just for 2015!
- Approved for inclusion in Precious Metal IRAs.
- Ships in a protective plastic sleeve.
The Chinese Zodiac features 12 animals which are representative of a specific year in the 12-year cycle of the lunar calendar. Each animal is viewed as having unique characteristics and traits shared by the individuals born under the year of each creature.
Those born under the sign of the goat are said to be creative, honest, calm, and gentle. It is said that these individuals should pursue occupations befitting these traits, such as actor, teacher, musician, and creative editors. The Chinese Lunar Calendar runs from February to February.
On the obverse side of the 5 oz Silver Ohio Precious Metals Year of the Goat Bar is the image of a lone mountain goat as it stands amongst an artistic outcrop of mountains. Rather than natural artistry for the mountains in the background, the bar features modern, strict lines for the mountains. Engravings on this side include “2015,” “Year of the Goat,” and the bar’s weight, purity, and metal content.
The reverse side of the bar has simplistic design sets. Most of the bar is dominated by a repeating image of the OPM corporate logo, while the bottom-left corner of the bar features the corporate logo in a space with the engraving “OPM.”
Ohio Precious Metals was founded in 1974 in southeastern Ohio, and as of the summer of 2015 has changed its name to Elemetals Refining to reflect its joint efforts with other mints and refineries to create unique coins, rounds, and bars.
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