Friday, December 01, 2006

China Pig Gold Sales in Next Year

Gold Pig Next Year 2007
A shop assistant shows a pair of "gold pigs" at a store in Hangzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province,November 28,2006. The pig ornament is priced at 1,080 yuan (US$138). Pig ornaments are becoming popular in China as next year is the Year of the Boar,according to the Chinese traditional lunar calendar

China Gold Coin Corporation issued a series of gold bars made of 99.99 percent gold on Friday to commemorate the forthcoming Year of the Pig.

The total volume of gold bars being issued in China this year is 3,000 kg, at a price of 175 yuan per gram in Beijing, the first city to issue them to the public.They can be bought in weights of 1000g,500g,200g,100g and 50g.

Sales of the gold bars are expected to be boosted due to the Year of the Pig being the last year in the 12 year rotation of the Chinese lunar calendar making it a lucky and rich year,according to traditional superstition.

Add to the fact that out of the five Chinese elements metal,wood,water, fire and earth 2007 is the year of metal,or gold,and people are expected to snaffle up the pig bars.

China first issued the gold bars to commemorate the lunar new year in 2002, the Year of the Sheep. The wooly gold bars were sold for 92 yuan per gram.

[ Source : from Chinadaily.com.cn ]
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2 Comments:

Anonymous vonne said...

hi there, do you know how I can buy one of these? Thanks!

10:26 PM  
Blogger Li Fang Wei said...

You can buy it at Hangzhou East China Jiangso Province and Departments Store in beijing
Thanks you for your comment if you have any guestion wish you will be happy on New year

10:35 AM  

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