Tavex is pleased to offer the PAMP Lunar 1 oz .999 fine silver bar. Manufactured by PAMP, a world renowned Swiss precious metalsfabricator accredited by the Swiss Central Bank and the LBMA, the one-ounceminted Lunar silver bar depicts the beautiful motif of a horse, the symbol ofone of the twelve years that constitute the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Thequality of this silver bar is peerless. Shiny surfaces coupled with frostyelegant motifs make the silver bar diffract different hues of silver, aperfectly memorable gift. By taking possession of this elegant silver bar youare not only gaining a valuable precious metal fabricated by Swiss engineeringexpertise, but also an alternative hard currency that has an implicit guaranteeof being international accepted by bullion dealers, financial institutions andinvestors alike.
PAMP Lunar 1 oz silver bar Year of the Horse
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 Chinesezodiac. 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 2014 belonging to the horse.
The horse is a highly respected animal inChinese culture and those born under the year of the horse are considered to bepersons who enjoy travelling and who are impulsive and energetic with an edgy temperamentthat makes them easily become impatient. People born in the year of the horseare said to be intelligent and logical, and are also considered to behard-working, independent and ambitious. This generally leads them to goodhealth as their positive attitude to work influences their well-being. However,they have a tendency to take on a heavy workload which then tires them and sapstheir strength. Other people tend to like the companionship of people born inthe year of the horse because of their humour and easy-going nature which willmake most people feel at ease. It can therefore be seen that the PAMP Lunarsilver bar is an ideal gift for whoever you love or respect, since giving a PAMPLunar silver bar means that you are showing affection by immortalising theperson’s year of birth and particular virtues in pure and precious silver artwork.
The minted PAMP Lunar silver bar
Minted bars refer to the manufacturing process that is applied to create them. The process begins by heating silver materialin a furnace until it turns to a molten slurry. During the heating process, all unwanted impurities in the slurry are removed until only molten silver of high purity is left, most often at around 99.9%. The molten silver is then poured into moulds, usually in the shape of large bars, where it cools and solidifies.The solid silver is then inserted into a mill that rolls the silver into panels with a uniform dimension. Afterwards, the silver panels are inserted into ablanking press that punches blanks out of the silver panels. The next step involves the weighing of each silver blank to ensure that it is neither underweight nor overweight and those that pass this test are then polished forthem to obtain a shiny surface. The last stage involves the minting process where the silver blank is inserted into a minting press that presses its die with huge force to transfer the design from the die onto the silver blank. The result is a minted bar. The newly minted silver bar is then inspected before beingsealed in a transparent tamper-proof protective package.
The “Swiss made” PAMP 1 ounce Lunar silver bar
Switzerland’s reputation for producing high quality luxurious products is not limited to the watch industry but applies equally to investment silver. Switzerland is to silver what France is to wine, a statement supported by hard facts which show that most of the world’s silver is refined in this prosperous alpine country. Information from the London Good Delivery List shows that six refineries hold 90% of the silver 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 silver, making it the number one country in the world when it comes to refining silver and manufacturing bullion bars. The reason why Switzerland commands this position is because of the country’shigh 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 silver 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 silverbar has its purity accredited by government and industry bodies, its quality complieswith the highest industry standards and is perfected by the best Swiss engineers, resulting in a product with silvered integrity that surpasses all standards of excellence. After all, it is Swiss made.
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.
At the top of the one ounce silver bar is PAMP’s official stamp and the text “SUISSE”. The centre of the bar reads “1 oz”, “SILVER”, and “999”, signifying 99.9% pure silver. At the bottom of the bar is the unique serial number and the assayer’s stamp, which guarantees the purity of the silver bar. The motif of the horse and the tree which are portrayed on the obverse are likewise visible on the reverse side.
The reverse of the one ounce silver bar portrays a majestic horse that stands in front of a tree, and inscribed above it is the Chinese character for “horse”.
The one ounce silver bullion bar comes in sealed transparent tamper-proofprotective 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.
The corresponding weight, silver fineness, unique serial number and assayer’s signature that is visible on the reverse of the one ounce silver bar is likewise printed on the back of the packaging. Thus, the package also functions as a signed certificate of authenticity.
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