PAMP Suisse’s series of Lunar Bars are among the most popular precious metals products celebrating the Chinese Lunar Calendar. A 12-year cycle that features different animals, PAMP Suisse releases a new series of gold and silver bar designs each year bearing images of the animal represented by that specific year. Right now, the 100 Gram PAMP Suisse Lunar Monkey Silver Bar is available in brand-new condition.
- Contains 100 Grams, or 3.215 troy oz, of .999 pure silver.
- Bears the exclusive Year of the Monkey design.
- Part of the Lunar Series of gold and silver bars.
- Struck at PAMP Suisse in Switzerland.
- Individual bars ship in sealed plastic with an Assay card, and multiples of 25 ship in boxes.
The evolution of the Zodiac is an interesting tale that offers insight into the formation of the 12-year cycle in the Chinese Lunar calendar. According to ancient lore, the Jade Emperor called a meeting of the members of the animal kingdom. Of those creatures that responded to the Emperor’s call, a 12-year cycle was created that placed each animal in order based upon its arrival to the meeting.
In Chinese culture, individuals born under the sign of particular creatures are said to share characteristics with those animals. For example, those born under the Year of the Monkey are said to be sociable, comedic, and mischievous.
On the obverse face of each 100 Gram PAMP Suisse Lunar Monkey Silver bar is the image of an adult monkey as it walks up a tree branch. The trunk of the tree dominates the center of the design, with the Chinese symbol for monkey engraved down the center.
The reverse face depicts the opposite design of the image found on the obverse. This time you can see the backside of the tree trunk, with only the monkey’s head and tail visible on either side of the massive object. Engravings on this side include the refinery’s logo, the weight, metal content, and purity of the bar, as well as the assayer’s mark and individual serial number.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at JM Bullion. Our associates are available on the phone at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat service, and via email. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out our full selection of Gram-Kilo Silver Bars.