The Chinese Lunar Calendar features 12 animals that represent different years within the Zodiac system. Each animal displays different characteristics, and the people born of these years are said to have many of the same characteristics as the animal that represents the year they were born. In the story of lore, the rat was the first animal to cross the finish line, which makes it the first animal in the Calendar. Right now, you can start your PAMP Suisse Lunar Collection with the 100 Gram PAMP Suisse Lunar Rat Gold Bar from Provident Metals.
These bars ship in a protective plastic package that includes the assay card, which contains the basic information about the bars. Some of this information includes the coins serial number, purity, and weight, as well as the issuing mint.
The obverse face of each Lunar Rat Gold Bar features the image of a rat standing atop a stone wall. In the rats hands, you will notice an ancient coin with a square hole in its center. Along the face of this coin are four small Chinese symbols. The Chinese symbol for rat is also featured on this side of the gold bar.
On the reverse side of this bar, you will see the rat from behind. For this vantage point, the viewer sees the rats tail winding up the back of its body. Also on this side of the bar, you will see some basic information about the bar, including its weight, purity, metal content, and serial number.
Each animal of the Zodiac calendar landed in its position based on the place it finished in a race to a meeting called by the Jade Emperor. According to ancient mythology, the Emperor asked all the animals of the world to come to the meeting, but only the 12 animals represented showed up. Since the rat arrived to the meeting first, it comes first in the Zodiac order.
The rat beat other animals because it hitched a ride on the ox, but jumped off the mighty beast just before the finish line and ran across the mark first.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Product Series||PAMP Suisse Lunar|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||3.215 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|