2017 is the Year of the Rooster on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, and mints around the globe are celebrating with commemorative coin and bar releases. Swiss refiner PAMP Suisse is one of the leading producers of lunar-themed products, with its gold bar lineup among the most popular with collectors. Right now, the 5 Gram PAMP Suisse Lunar Rooster Gold Bar is available from JM Bullion.
- Individual bars ship in sealed plastic with an Assay card, and multiples of 25 ship in boxes.
- Part of PAMP’s Lunar Series of bars.
- Contains 5 Grams (.1607 Troy oz) of .9999 pure gold.
- Obverse and reverse feature the Year of the Rooster design.
- Reverse bears identifying markers.
- Individually serialized.
PAMP Suisse’s collection of lunar-themed gold bars are behind only the coins of the Perth Mint in terms of popularity. Zodiac-themed products have been available from numerous mints throughout the past two decades, but some manufacturers have managed to set themselves apart from the competition.
Each 5 Gram PAMP Suisse Lunar Rooster Gold Bar features the same design motif used on all its lunar-themed products. You’ll notice the same design on the obverse and reverse side of the bar, depicting the Lunar Rooster both from the front and the back. It is a continuous design theme that has been in use on the products since their introduction.
On the obverse of the 5 Gram PAMP Suisse Lunar Rooster Gold Bar is the image of a rooster standing at the edge of a rocky cliff. There are no text engravings on this face of the bar, and the rooster is featured in left-profile relief looking back over its shoulder. Above its head is the Chinese symbol for rooster.
Flip the bar over and you’ll notice a similar seen captures in reverse. This side of the Lunar Rooster Gold Bar includes a right-profile image of the rooster as captured from a different point of view. Engravings on this side include the refinery’s name; the bar’s weight, metal content, and purity; and there’s an individual serial number and assayer’s mark as well.
All 5 Gram PAMP Suisse Lunar Rooster Gold Bars in this listing are in new condition and ship to you inside sealed CertiPamp cases to protect the bar’s condition, while also ensuring it has not been tampered with. Each bar has an individual serial number on it, consisting of 1 letter and 6 numbers, and verified by the included Certificate of Authenticity.
PAMP Suisse is the world’s largest precious metals brand, and was founded in Ticino, Switzerland in 1977. Today it is part of the Geneva-based MKS Group, a global financial services and precious metals leader.
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