Investors buying gold can trust in more than just official national bullion coins from sovereign mints. Private mints around the world also issue gold bullion in the form of gold coins and gold bars for investors and collectors. Among the leading options in this segment is the lunar collection from Argor-Heraeus. Today, you have the opportunity to purchase 5 Gram Gold Lunar Ox Bars online from Provident Metals.
Argor-Heraeus issues a range of different gold bars for investors and collectors. While products such as its classic minted ingot and classic cast gold bar are available each year with the same designs, the Lunar Collection of gold bars from Argor-Heraeus offers new obverse designs each year matching the animal featured in the Zodiac for that date mark. What sets the Lunar Collection apart from other Argor offerings are the limited mintages and unique serial numbers.
The obverse of the 5 Gram Gold Lunar Ox Bar depicts a powerful ox. Oxen have been harnessed by human civilization for thousands of years to pull plows in fields and drive carts. The design featured here comes with a single ox looking to its right with long horns pointed up toward the sky as it lifts its head. The lone inscription on this face of the bar is the Chinese symbol for the ox.
On the reverse of 5 Gram Gold Lunar Ox Bars is the Argor-Heraeus logo. The mint logo consists of a small central circle with the AH initials of the mint and a larger outer circle with the words Argor Heraeus SA inscribed within. Below this in descending order are markings of Switzerland, 5g Fine Gold 999,9, the assayers stamp, and a unique serial number. These individually-serialized bars have a number marked as 0001/3888, indicating its position within the available mintage of 3,888 bars.
Associated with the Earthly Branch, the ox is a valued animal in Chinese culture for its hard work and dependable nature in agricultural societies. The ox is the second animal in the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac, following the Year of the Mouse and just ahead of the Year of the Tiger.
Your 5 Gram Gold Lunar Ox Bar is available in brand-new condition with an individual blistercard. The sealed pack includes a capsule for the bar and an assay card with the authenticating weight, metal content, purity, and serial number for the bar.
Please feel free to ask our customer service team questions you might have about these gold bars. Our team is available to you on the phone at 800-313-3315, online using our live chat, and via our email address.
When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $7.99 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.
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For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Product Series||Argor Heraeus Lunar|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||.1607 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Packaging Dimensions||3.4 x 2.1 x .3|
|Dimensions||23 x 14 x 1 mm|