The Chinese lunar calendar tracks the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac. For each year in the cycle, there is a different animal assigned to the chart that reflects the arrival of the creatures to a meeting called by the Jade Emperor. It also reflects the characteristics of those born under the sign of that animal. 2020 is the latest Year of the Rat in the cycle and kicks off the start of a new 12-year cycle. Provident Metals currently has the 1 oz Silver Lunar Rat Bar from PAMP Suisse available to you for online purchasing.
When you purchase one of these 1 oz Silver Lunar Rat Bars from Provident Metals, you receive the item in brand-new condition from PAMP Suisse. Each of the bars is individually packaged inside of a PAMP Suisse sealed plastic card. This includes the red assay card design around the plastic packaging. The red assay card includes the PAMP Suisse name at the top of the obverse, 2020 The Lunar Calendar Series Rat, and an oriental border design element in the four corners.
The reverse side of the red assay card includes contact information for PAMP Suisse at the top, as well as the verifying weight, purity, and metal content information for the bar at the bottom. You will also note the presence of the Assayers mark and signature on this face of the card, with the unique serial number matching the number on the bar.
Obverse design elements on the 1 oz Silver Lunar Rat Bar include the image of a rat. The rat is depicted standing on the top of a stone wall. The creature is standing up on its hind legs as its front paws clutch a small ancient coin that has Ancient Chinese symbols and a square hole in the center. The Chinese symbol for a rat is depicted above the design element.
As you flip the bar over to view the reverse of the 1 oz Silver Lunar Rat Bar, you will find the same rat standing on a stone wall. However, this time you are viewing the rat from behind. You can see more of the rats figure and only a small slice of the ancient coin it holds in its paws. Inscriptions on this face of the bar include the PAMP Suisse logo above the design, 1 oz Silver 999 on the back of the rat, and the Assayers mark and unique serial number at the bottom. PAMP Suisse issues these bars with a one-letter, six-number coding system.
The Lunar Calendar Series of bars from PAMP Suisse is an ongoing collection of bullion bars that includes unique designs for each production year. The bars do not come with date marks like a silver or gold coin would, but do have new designs that align with the changing years on the Chinese lunar calendar. The Year of the Rat is the first year in the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Product Series||PAMP Suisse Lunar|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|