Queensland Mint presents the 1oz Lunar Snake minted gold bullion investment bar by OPM/NTR. Whether as a gift, to celebrate a birthday or as an investment, this 1oz gold bar is sure to impress.
Reputedly the oldest chronological record in history, the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar dates back beyond 2,600 BC. Based on the appearance of the new moon, it associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year lunar cycle.
Traditionally, the first year of the lunar cycle is ‘ruled’ by the mouse. According to legend, the order of the animals in Chinese astrology was determined by their race across a river. Unknown to the ox, the mouse hitched a ride on its back, leaping to victory at the very last second. The tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig followed the quick-thinking mouse and the flabbergasted ox to dry land.
In Chinese culture, each animal is believed to influence the personality of the people born under its ‘rule’. The snake is the sixth sign of the Chinese zodiac. The snake is a symbol of wisdom and is believed to bring good luck and prosperity. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be wise, independent, analytical, graceful and charming. They are natural leaders, known for their courage and determination.
This beautifully packaged 1oz gold minted bar would make a special gift for anyone born with the Chinese Lunar Zodiac sign of the Snake, or for parents who welcomed a child born between 10 February 2013 to 30 January 2014.
Buy the popular and collectible Lunar 2013 Year of the Snake gold minted bar today at your local gold and silver bullion dealer – Queensland Mint!