This is a beautiful set of twelve 1 oz gold bars released by the USPS that commemorates the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Housed in an impressive wooden box with red felt, each bar is meticulously struck to give the look and feel of the accompanying 37 cent stamp. Even the edges of the bar are jagged. Guaranteed to be .9999 Pure Gold, every bar has a remarkable proof-like finish. The reverse of every bar displays the United States Postal Service name and logo above 恭賀新禧 which translates to "Happy New Year". The Bottom reads "999.9 FINE GOLD © 2005 UPS". The obverse uniquely depicts the respective animal for every year of the Chinese lunar calendar:
Horse, Snake, Dragon, Rabbit, Tiger, Ox, Rat, Pig, Dog, Rooster, Monkey, Sheep
Each box comes with Certificate of Authenticity and varying issue number. Limited edition of only 250 sets.