The PAMP Suisse Lunar Collection of silver bars was introduced in 2012 with a Year of the Dragon design and continued, fittingly, in the next year with the 2013 Year of the Snake. Beyond simply following one another in the Chinese lunar calendar, there is a special connection between the dragon and snake in Chinese cultural lore. Right now, 10 Gram PAMP Suisse Lunar Snake Silver Bars are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Individual bars ship in sealed plastic with an Assay card, and multiples of 25 ship in boxes!
- Issued for the 2013 Year of the Snake!
- Contains 10 Grams (.3215 Troy oz) of .999 pure silver.
- On the obverse you’ll find the image of a snake wrapped around a bamboo pole.
- The reverse depicts the same snake around the same bamboo from a different angle.
- Bears individual serial numbers.
- Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
Each of the 10 Gram PAMP Suisse Lunar Snake Silver Bars available to purchase here today comes inside of protective plastic packaging with an Assay card included. The CertiPAMP technology of the packaging enables you as the buyer to verify your bar’s purity and weight with PAMP Suisse. The included Assay card has the assayer’s signature and the bar’s weight, metal content, purity, and serial number printed on it.
Chinese cultural lore states that the animals in the 12-year Zodiac cycle are arranged as such because of their arrival to a meeting at the Heavenly Gates called by the Jade Emperor. The dragon and snake are fifth and sixth, respectively because the Emperor immediately noticed the good looking dragon and said that as the fifth arrival, his son could be sixth. The dragon’s son didn’t come to the meeting, but the crafty snake came forward and said the dragon was his adoptive father. The Jade Emperor made him sixth.
On the obverse of 10 Gram PAMP Suisse Lunar Snake Silver Bars is the image of a snake with its body wrapped around a bamboo pole. Asian depictions of dragons feature snake-like creatures with no wings and a forked tongue similar to the serpent. The snake was crafty in calling the dragon his adoptive father because many Asian cultures depict the dragon as a more fearsome, larger snake in form.
The reverse of 10 Gram Lunar Snake Silver Bars includes the same design from the obverse with minor changes. On this side, you cannot see the snake’s head as it wraps around the bamboo, but you can see its tail near the bottom.
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