Lunar-themed products are increasingly popular with both investors and collectors. Government mints around the globe produce silver and gold coin programs with lunar designs, and several Swiss refineries also offer lunar designs on silver and gold bars. Argor Heraeus offers a 2020 Lunar Rat gold bar available with a limited issue for the Year of the Rat. Now, 10 Gram Argor Heraeus Lunar Rat Gold Bars are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Bars ship to you inside of protective plastic cards!
- Comes with Assay information on the card!
- Contains 10 Grams (.3215 Troy oz) of .9999 pure gold.
- A rat is depicted on the obverse of the bar.
- The Argor Heraeus seal is on the reverse of the bar.
- Unique serial numbers!
The Chinese Lunar Calendar follows a 12-year cycle that repeats itself, and the Year of the Rat is the first in that cycle of 12. The rat is one of 12 different animals represented on the Zodiac. Those individuals born under the sign of the individual animals in the cycle are believed to share traits and characteristics with those animals.
Rats are considered cunning and clever. That was evident in the ability of the rat to win the race to meet the Jade Emperor. Though it is the smallest animal, it managed to cross the great river near the end and finish ahead of any other animal. Of course, the rat needed a little help from the ox to pull of its achievement.
On the obverse of 10 Gram Argor Heraeus Lunar Rat Gold Bars is the image of a rat as viewed from above. The design is an intricate one in which you can see the individual hairs that make up its fur and even count out the eight whiskers on its snout, four on either side of its mouth.
As the Jade Emperor called for a meeting of the world’s animals, 12 representatives actually heeded the call. The rat was scurrying along, but faced an obstacle in the form of a rushing river. The rat asked the ox for help in crossing the river, but jumped off the ox just before the finish line to meet the emperor first and earn the top spot in the 12-year cycle.
The reverse of 10 Gram Argor Heraeus Lunar Rat Gold Bars includes the refinery seal at the top of the bar followed by inscriptions of the weight, metal content, purity, and serial number. There is also the seal of the Certified Assayer on this side.
These 10 Gram Lunar Rat Gold Bars arrive within a sealed plastic card from Argor Heraeus. The bars are individually housed in these cards that come with an assay as well. The assay verifies the weight, purity, and metal content of the bar and features a Certified Assayer’s signature.
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