The Year of the Ox Bullion Series
The Year of the Ox bullion series is the latest collectible edition of PAMP’s highly successful Lunar Calendar Bullion Collection. Featuring our signature design illusion minted upon both the ingots’ reverse and obverse sides, the series is available in 999.9 fine gold, .999 pure silver, and a variety of sizes and weights, and collecting options. Distinctive red CertiPAMP assay packaging makes the Year of the Ox ingots ideal for gifting or collecting during the entire Chinese New Year.
Year of the Ox 2021 Design Details & Symbolism
PAMP is thrilled to present the latest edition of their popular Lunar Calendar Bullion Series, an annually issued collection of minted ingots celebrating the token animals associated with each particular Chinese New Year – 2021, the Year of the Ox! It is believed that the characteristics associated with the Ox will influence the coming lunar new year from February 12, the Chinese New Year, through to January 31, 2022. The Ox is the second symbolic animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Oxen were essential to agricultural societies thanks to their great strength and persistent yet cautious nature. People born in a Year of the Ox may seem slow to take action, but that is an illusion. The Ox is indeed industrious, yet it understands that along with physical endurance, caution, self-reflection and patience are also necessary to achieve successful results. The Ox knows that all seeds, properly planted and cultivated with diligence and patience, will grow into bountiful crops. The Ox is strongly associated with a ‘big’ or fruitful outcome if properly respected.
That symbolism, among other traditional attributes, are evident in PAMP’s handsome Year of the Ox minted ingot design. The reverse side depicts a powerful Ox as it pauses from its work to drink from a calm pool of water, which also reflects its image, indicating the Ox’s thoughtful, self-reflective nature. Each of its two powerful horns is echoed by the branches of a peach tree, as the numbers 1 and 4, and any combination thereof, are considered lucky to the Ox. Peach blossoms are also fortunate to the Ox, and here, the flowering tree is only beginning to bud, again an indication that the Ox intuitively understands that the tree is sure to bloom at the right moment, the right time. The Ox faces southeast, its lucky direction.
The obverse side reveals that beyond the hill, ‘big things’ await in the form of a wooden cart nearly overflowing with gold coins. Indeed, metals such as gold are strongly associated with the 2021 Lunar Year. A detached wheel seems to await repair, but here too, the Ox is aware that in due time, all will be set right. Throughout many cultures, the wheel represents the cycles of time, and the patient Ox has faith in its high work ethic, strength and endurance.As always, the Lunar Calendar series ingots arrive sealed within striking red, CertiPAMP packaging; red being the traditional color of gift-giving throughout the Chinese New Year.