There is little doubt that one of the most popular coin designs of the day right now are those featuring the animals of the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Known as Zodiac coins, these designs are also available from the PAMP Suisse refinery on silver and gold bars. The 2018 release of the Year of the Dog continues the refinery’s use of complementary obverse and reverse designs. Today, 1 oz PAMP Suisse Lunar Dog Gold Bars are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives individually packaged inside of sealed plastic with a red assay card!
- Celebrate the Year of the Dog!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Obverse includes the image of an adult dog and its dog house.
- Reverse features the same dog house with a young puppy lying inside.
The animals of the Zodiac appear once each in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The last appearance of the Year of the Dog came in 2006, but this year’s celebration of the dog does not denote the same as in year’s past.
Chinese element theory holds that each Zodiac sign is associated with one of five elements: gold (as metal), wood, water, fire, and earth. The Year of the Dog may occur every five years, but the actual type of dog only appears every 60 years. The 2018 Year of the Dog celebrates the Earth Dog, which last appeared in 1958.
All 1 oz PAMP Suisse Lunar Dog Gold Bars in this JM Bullion listing are available to you within individually sealed plastic packages. These packages protect the bar and include a red assay card. This card bears the assayer’s mark and signature, as well as the weight, purity, metal content, and individual serial number of the bar.
On the reverse of the Lunar Dog Gold Bars you’ll find one of the two complementary designs in the Year of the Dog release. This side features a small puppy lying in the wooden dog house, around which you’ll find engravings of the refinery name, weight, purity, metal content, and serial number of the bar. The 1-letter, 6-number code matches that found on your included assay card.
The obverse of the 1 oz PAMP Suisse Lunar Dog Gold Bar includes the image of a large adult dog sitting in front of the same dog house, with the door and young puppy not visible from this vantage point. Engravings on this side are limited only to the Chinese character for dog above the design itself.
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