5 gram PAMP Lunar Dragon 2012 gold bar
Tavex is pleased to offer the PAMP Lunar 5 gram .9999 fine gold bullion bar. Manufactured by PAMP, a world renowned Swiss precious metals fabricator accredited by the Swiss Central Bank and the LBMA, the five gram minted Lunar gold bar depicts the beautiful motif of a dragon, the symbol of one of the twelve years that constitute the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. The quality of this gold bar is peerless. Shiny surfaces coupled with frosty elegant motifs make the gold bar diffract different hues of gold, a perfectly memorable gift. By taking possession of this elegant gold bar you are not only gaining a valuable precious metal fabricated by Swiss engineering expertise, but also an alternative hard currency that has an implicit guarantee of being international accepted by bullion dealers, financial institutions and investors alike.
- Lunar 5 gram gold bars are based on the treasured Chinese lunar calendar. Those born in the year of the dragon are generally perceived to be dominant, noble, powerful and determined, but with the characteristic of being hot-headed and rebellious.
- PAMP Lunar 5 gram gold bars are affordable yet make elegant gifts. Give a tribute to those you appreciate by marking their virtues and year of birth in pure .9999 fine gold, a gift that will stay with them forever.
- The gold bars .9999 fine purity is guaranteed. PAMP’s manufacturing and refining processes are overseen by affirmed assayers accredited by the Swiss Federal Bureau for the Control of Precious Metals and by the LBMA (London Bullion Market Association), guaranteeing the strict quality and purity standard of PAMP’s gold bars.
- PAMP Lunar gold bars are pure craftsmanship in gold. The five gram gold bullion bar is manufactured using the highest Swiss engineering skills. It combines shiny surfaces with a frosty decorative motif of a dragon, making it eye-catching for anyone who admires precious craftsmanship.
- The PAMP Lunar gold bar is worth its weight in gold. The value of PAMP’s 5 gram Lunar gold bars is explicitly based on the fine gold content which is linked to the prevailing price of gold.
- PAMP Lunar gold bars are money. PAMP’s gold bars are accepted as Good Delivery bars by the Swiss Central Bank, by the LBMA, and all major commodity exchanges around the world, guaranteeing the worldwide exchangeability of PAMP’s 5 gram gold bars by bullion dealers, banks and investors alike.
PAMP Lunar 5 gram gold bar Year of the Dragon
The Chinese lunar calendar is today used by many for Taoist cosmology. It is believed that, depending on the year of the zodiac when a person is born, a special relationship exists between the person’s personality and the animal that constitutes part of the Chinese zodiac. The animals in the zodiac are supposed to be of symbolic nature, where each animal is a representation of a specific group of characteristics and traits that can be found in every human being. There are twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, with the year 2012 belonging to the dragon.
Those born in the year of the dragon are considered to be persons who are vigorous and strong, highly self-assured and proud, and their enthusiasm in embracing challenges and risk inspires confidence and trust in other people. Their energetic way of life can make them somewhat short-tempered and they do have a tendency of being rebellious. Although the year of the dragon is coupled with power and determination, the inner energy of people born under this sign will often manifest itself as personal warmth and kindness, making them especially generous towards the people they care about. It can therefore be seen that the Australian Gold Lunar Year of the Dragon gold bar is an ideal gift for whoever you love or respect, since giving a Gold Lunar bar means that you are showing affection by immortalising the person’s year of birth and particular virtues in pure and precious golden artwork.
The “Swiss made” PAMP 5 gram Lunar gold bar
Switzerland’s reputation for producing high quality luxurious products is not limited to the watch industry but applies equally to investment gold. Switzerland is to gold what France is to wine, a statement supported by hard facts which show that most of the world’s gold is refined in this prosperous alpine country. Information from the London Good Delivery List shows that six refineries hold 90% of the gold market and four of those, including PAMP, are based in Switzerland. On average, Switzerland refines between 65-75% of the world’s annual supply of gold, making it the number one country in the world when it comes to refining gold and manufacturing bullion bars. The reason why Switzerland commands this position is because of the country’s high level of security, efficient logistics, a strong financial system that accommodates some of the world’s leading international banks, and, most importantly, stringent laws that set high standards regarding the quality and purity of finished bullion products. For example, every PAMP gold bar contains an assayer’s stamp, seen on the reverse as “ESSAYEUR FONDEUR”, which guarantees the purity of the bar. To be able to put this marking on its bars, PAMP needs to comply with strict Swiss federal laws (Precious Metals Control Act) and employ an affirmed assayer who has acquired the needed federal assayer’s licences. Affirmed assayers must keep proper account of the determination of fineness that they perform and at any given time must make their books available to the authorities for inspection. In other words, every PAMP gold bar has its purity accredited by government and industry bodies, its quality complies with the highest industry standards and is perfected by the best Swiss engineers, resulting in a product with golden integrity that surpasses all standards of excellence. After all, it is Swiss made.
PAMP - artistic precious metals products
PAMP was founded in 1977 in Switzerland, and has since then grown to become the world’s most significant manufacturer of bullion bars, ranging in weights from 1 to 100 grams. PAMP’s main facility is located in the picturesque Swiss village of Castel San Pietro where it operates an advanced refinery and fabrication plant that applies the highest Swiss engineering skills and latest cutting-edge technologies in the refinement and production processes of its famed bullion bars. Hailed as a market leader in innovation and in the fabrication of retail precious metal bars, the company was the first precious metals manufacturer to grace the reverse side of its gold bars with different aesthetic motifs. One of them, the beautiful motif of Lady Fortuna, the Roman Goddess of Fortune, became a world hit and is today the hallmark of PAMP’s excellence as a fabricator. It is no wonder then that the acronym of the brand PAMP (Produits Artistiques Métaux Précieux) means artistic precious metal products. PAMP’s high purity and quality bullion bars are accredited by the Swiss National Bank and the LBMA (London Bullion Market Association), making them the preferred choice of leading financial institutions, central banks, investors and collectors worldwide.
PAMP a member of the London Bullion Market Association
The LBMA, or London Bullion Market Association, was established as an independent oversight body by Britain’s Central Bank in 1987. The roots of the LBMA can be traced back several centuries to the 1700s when London started to emerge as the world’s leading trading hub for precious metals. Referred to as the “London Gold Market”, it was self-regulated by the London’s foremost bullion traders and fabricators who oversaw the market by accrediting precious metal refiners to the London Good Delivery List. Only those refiners that met the quality and purity criteria set down by the “LGD” list were allowed to enter the London bullion market. Today, more than 135 companies, which include some of the largest precious metal refiners, storage providers, manufacturers and bullion traders, are members of the London Bullion Market Association. They all form part of the LBMA, the world’s most respected and trusted international authority that monitors the production and refining process of gold and silver bullion. LBMA’s primary role is to manage the Good Delivery List which is today the international standard for the quality and assaying of gold and silver bars. PAMP has been an LBMA member since 1987.
Minted bars refer to the manufacturing process that is applied to create them. The process begins by heating gold material in a furnace until it turns to a molten slurry. During the heating process, all unwanted impurities in the slurry are removed until only molten gold of high purity is left, most often at around 99.99%. The molten gold is then poured into moulds, usually in the shape of large bars, where it cools and solidifies. The solid gold is then inserted into a mill that rolls the gold into panels with a uniform dimension. Afterwards, the gold panels are inserted into a blanking press that punches blanks out of the gold panels. The next step involves the weighing of each gold blank to ensure that it is neither underweight nor overweight and those that pass this test are then polished for them to obtain a shiny surface. The last stage involves the minting process where the gold blank is inserted into a minting press that presses its die with huge force to transfer the design from the die onto the gold blank. The result is a minted bar. The newly minted gold bar is then inspected before being sealed in a transparent tamper-proof protective package.
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The obverse of the 5 gram gold bar portrays a dragon, and inscribed above it is the Chinese character for “dragon”.
Reverse: At the top of the 5 gram gold bar is PAMP’s official stamp and the text “SUISSE”. The centre of the bar reads “5 g”, “GOLD”, and “999.9”, signifying 99.99% pure gold. At the bottom of the bar is the unique serial number and the assayer’s stamp, which guarantees the purity of the gold bar. The motif of the horse and the tree which are portrayed on the obverse are likewise visible on the reverse side.
Packaging: The 5 gram gold bullion bar comes in sealed transparent tamper-proof protective packaging. For larger orders, multiples of 25 are available in original refinery hard plastic boxes. The front colour of the packaging is navy blue, while the back is white.
Certificate of authenticity: The corresponding weight, gold fineness, unique serial number and assayer’s signature that is visible on the reverse of the 5 gram gold bar is likewise printed on the back of the packaging. Thus, the package also functions as a signed certificate of authenticity.
Your order is fully insured and delivered by Posti. After we have received your payment, the products will be dispatched within 24 hours. Delivery time is within 2 or 3 working days. You will receive a delivery notification from Posti and after that you may pick up your order from the nearest post office. If you wish, you can also personally pick up your order at one of our offices in Helsinki the same day we receive your payment. In cases where we are unable to send your order right away, we will always inform you about the time delay.