Tavex is pleased to offer the PAMP Lunar 1 oz .999 fine silver bar. Manufactured by PAMP, a world renowned Swiss precious metals fabricator accredited by the Swiss Central Bank and the LBMA, the one-ounce minted Lunar silver bar depicts the beautiful motif of a loyal and happy Dog, the symbol of one of the twelve years that constitute the ancient Chinese lunar calendar.
The quality of this silver bar is peerless. Shiny surfaces coupled with frosty elegant motifs make the silver bar diffract different hues of silver, a perfectly memorable gift. By taking possession of this elegant silver 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.
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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 being sealed 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. 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’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 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.
The obverse of the one ounce silver bar portrays a friendly dog sitting in front of a doghouse and inscribed above it is the Chinese character for “dog”.
Reverse: 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 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. In the background there are two dogs and a doghouse.
The one ounce silver 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 colour of the packaging is red.
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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