Tavex is pleased to offer the 2024 PAMP Lunar Year of the Dragon 5 gram 9.999 fine gold bullion bar. Manufactured by PAMP, a world renowned Swiss precious metals refinery accredited by the Swiss Central Bank and the LBMA. This new series of minted bullion bars not only celebrate each Lunar New Year, beginning with the 2024 Year of the Dragon, but also tell legendary stories related to each of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac -starting with the Legend of the Azure Dragon.
As guardian of the east, the Azure Dragon is a harbinger of the coming spring season, and is said to control rain, essential for bountiful harvests.
The obverse design depicts each of the twelve animals of the lunar cycle as a large star encircling the new moon. Throughout the day, a two-hour window of potency is allotted to each animal, and the dragon, which places fifth clockwise, is at its most powerful between the hours of 7 and 9 a.m. Its zenith is marked with Chinese characters that translate as 8 a.m.
A brilliant red CertiPAMP™ assay card and accompanying envelope presents each annual ingot as the ideal New Year gift! 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 purchasing this elegant gold bar you are not only getting a valuable precious metal product produced using Swiss engineering expertise, but also an alternative hard currency that has an implicit guarantee of being internationally accepted by bullion dealers, financial institutions and investors alike.
The gold bar is manufactured by PAMP, a globally recognized Swiss precious metals refinery. Their accreditation by the Swiss Central Bank and the LBMA speaks to their reputation and trustworthiness in the precious metals industry.
This series of minted bullion bars is specially curated to celebrate the Lunar New Year, beginning with the 2024 Year of the Dragon. It's not just a piece of gold; it's a commemoration of cultural significance.
Each gold bar in this series tells a legendary story related to one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. With the Year of the Dragon, the legend of the Azure Dragon is beautifully encapsulated, enriching the value and depth of the bar.
Representing the guardian of the east, the Azure Dragon heralds the arrival of spring and is believed to control rain, a critical element for prosperous harvests, symbolizing prosperity and abundance.
The obverse design, which captures each lunar cycle animal as a star encircling the new moon, is both symbolic and aesthetically appealing. The dragon's potent time, between 7 and 9 a.m., further adds to the intricate details of the design.
The gold bar comes with a radiant red CertiPAMP™ assay card and a matching envelope, making it an unparalleled New Year gift. Its shiny surface, combined with frosty motifs, allows the gold to reflect varying hues, adding to its allure.
When you invest in this gold bar, you are obtaining a product of unparalleled quality, crafted with the precision and expertise of Swiss engineering, ensuring durability and lasting value.
This isn't just a gold bar; it's an alternative form of currency with an inherent guarantee. Recognized and accepted internationally by bullion dealers, financial institutions, and investors, it ensures that your investment holds both sentimental and financial value.
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.
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.
Obverse design: The Hour of the Dragon.
The Lunar New Year begins with the first sighting of the new moon, its darkest phase that soon reveals the light of auspicious beginnings. In this design, each of the twelve animals of the lunar cycle is depicted as a large star encircling the moon. Throughout the day, a two-hour window of potency is allotted to each animal, and the dragon, which places fifth clockwise, is at its most powerful between the hours of 7 and 9 a.m. Its zenith is marked with Chinese characters that translate as 8 a.m.
Inscriptions: The PAMP Suisse logo, the weight, “GOLD 999.9”, and a unique serial number.
Reverse Design: The Azure Dragon of the East.
With teal-colored scales, the Azure Dragon of the East is one of the most celebrated dragons in China and one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese Constellations. As Guardian of the East, the Azure Dragon heralds the spring season, which the lunar new year, or Spring Festival, anticipates. The Azure Dragon is said to control the elements of water and air, such as the tides. and waves of seas or rivers, and whose powerful breath generates air currents and mighty winds.
As with every edition of the series, the Year of the Dragon ingot is sealed within brilliant red CertiPAMP packaging, ensuring that it is both ready-made for gift-giving and an ideal purchase for bullion enthusiasts.
Serial number, which is engraved on gold bar, is duplicated on the certificate.
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