Among the variety of silver and gold bar weights offered from refiners, the 1 oz bar is the most popular with investors. It offers flexibility in storage and is affordable for a wider array of investors compared to other bar weights. PAMP Suisse is one of the world’s leading producers of Lunar Series products, and right now its 1 oz PAMP Suisse Lunar Monkey Silver Bar is available from JM Bullion.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Struck at PAMP Suisse in Switzerland.
- Produced as part of the Lunar Series.
- Features the unique Year of the Monkey design.
- Ships with in brand-new condition with an Assay Card to authenticate.
- Individual bars arrive in sealed plastic, with multiples of 25 available in boxes.
The Year of the Monkey is the 9th position in the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac, which is also known as the Chinese Lunar Calendar. In Chinese culture, the New Year occurs in February, with PAMP Suisse and other refiners producing products to represent each new year months in advance.
Ancient Chinese lore suggests that individuals born under the sign of a particular animal share certain characteristics and traits with that animal. Some of these traits are positive, while others are negative. The positives often play into the negative. For example, those born in the Year of the Monkey are confident, agile, and gregarious, which often leads to impressions of egotistical behavior, restless mindsets, and an air of arrogance.
On the obverse side of the bar is the image of a lone monkey climbing in the trees. A tree trunk dominates the center of the design, running from the top to the bottom of the bar design. On the trunk itself, you can see the Chinese symbol for monkey.
The reverse side of the bar features an opposite image of the monkey. Viewed from behind the tree, all you can see on either side of the trunk is the back of the monkey’s head and its tail as it wraps around the tree. The PAMP Suisse logo, bar weight, metal content, and purity are featured along with the serial number and assayer’s mark.