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History of Palladium

Palladium, one of the rarest of metals in the world, was discovered in  1803. The metal was named after the asteroid Pallas, which in term was named after Pallas, an epithet of the Greek Goddess of War, Athena. It belongs to the Platinum Group of Metals, all of which are relatively rare in comparison with other precious metals such as gold and silver. Palladium shares its chemical characteristics with other members of the PGM.

Palladium is almost never found as an individual element and always occurs as a deposit in alloy with nickel,  copper, and other elements like gold and platinum. The majority of palladium deposits are found in Russia, which meets around 44% of the global demand for palladium.  The next in line is South Africa, which meets around 40% of the demand. The other countries that make up the remaining 16% of the palladium requirement are Canada and the USA.

Various Applications of Palladium:

  • Catalyst:  Catalytic converters in the automobile industry use more than half of the world's Palladium supply. The palladium in these converters converts 90% of the harmful gases in automobile exhaust into less harmful substances.
  • Electronics: The main use of palladium in electronics is used in the production of capacitors.
  • Jewelry: Since the 1930’s, palladium has been used in the jewelry industry as a substitute for platinum. Palladium has a lower density and higher melting point, and its anti-corrosion properties have made it equally appealing for the jewelry industry, similar to platinum.
  • Apart from these main industries, it is also used in dentistry, photography, and for hydrogen storage.

Palladium as Investment:

There is a huge demand for palladium in various other industries besides the automobile industry giving it impressive investment potential. Its ore deposits are scarce, and the demand is likely to continue to grow. Recently, palladium and platinum have outperformed gold and silver on several occasions.

Another thing to consider is that the supply of palladium is almost 10-15% lower compared to the more traditionally popular precious metals like gold and silver. It is probable that this metal might trade at several multiples of the price of gold or silver in the future. Palladium’s total in-ground reserves are around 65% of gold’s reserves,  indicating that palladium can trade at significant premiums to gold.

Palladium in recent years has garnered much attention as an investment vehicle. Although there are many ways in which you can invest in it, like ETFs, futures, or any other derivatives, the safest and surest way of investing it is by purchasing it in its physical form.

Types of Palladium Bullion:

Many government and private mints are coming up with their signature palladium bullion products. The two main forms in which palladium bullion is available are coins and bars. Some mints produce coins which may also have a legal tender status and are eligible for IRAs.  Others, although may not have legal tender status, are still worth collecting for their stunning designs. Palladium bars are limited to only a few world-famous mints.

These palladium coins and bars are available in different sizes for ease of trade.  Those who do not want to buy the bigger size bars or coins can opt for a smaller bar or coin with the same designs.

Popular Palladium Coins:

Coins are easy to store due to their small sizes, and some mints offer palladium coins in fraction sizes. If they are legal tender, they can be liquidated easily. Most palladium coins have excellent designs that appeal to collectors. Some of the popular palladium coins loved by numismatists are the Canadian Palladium Maple Leaf Coins, Russian Ballerina Palladium Coins, American Eagle Palladium Coins, and China Palladium Panda Coins.

Popular Palladium Bars:

Bars are perfect for stacking because of their shape. Apart from palladium bars with simple designs, a few mints also offer bars with intricately detailed designs that are great for collection. There are only a few mints that produce palladium bars, and the most popular among these are the PAMP Suisse Palladium Bars, Credit Suisse Palladium Bars, Johnson Matthey Lewis & Clark Palladium Bars, and Scotia Valcambi Suisse Palladium Bars.

Mints that Produce Palladium Bullion:

World-renowned government and private mints produce palladium coins and bars that are extremely popular with collectors as well as investors. Here we have listed the popular mints that produce palladium coins and bars in no particular order, along with their palladium products. Their palladium bullion products are highly recognized.

  • Royal Canadian Mint - Canadian Palladium Maple Leaf Coins
  • US Mint - American Eagle Palladium Coins
  • Pobjoy Mint - Isle of Man Palladium Angel Coins
  • Moscow Mint - Russian Ballerina Palladium Coins (no longer in production)
  • Perth Mint - Australian Emu Palladium Coins (no longer in production)
  • China Mint - China Palladium Panda Coins (no longer in production)
  • PAMP Suisse - PAMP Suisse Palladium Bars
  • Credit Suisse - Credit Suisse Palladium Bars  
  • Johnson Matthey for Stillwater Mining Company - Johnson Matthey Lewis & Clark Palladium Bars
  • Valcambi Suisse for Scotia Bank - Scotia Valcambi Suisse Palladium Bars

Buying Palladium Bullion from Bullion Exchanges:

Bullion Exchanges is one of the leading dealers in precious metal products. It has carved itself a niche with immense customer trust, the proof of which is the customer reviews and testimonials found on our website. Our customer is our top priority in our business, and we always offer an impressive variety of products at competitive prices.  We strive to offer a wide, varied array of palladium products in order to provide our customers with ample choice. Our payment methods are easy, and our deliveries are prompt. We take extra care in packing the precious metal bullion products to ensure safe delivery. Check out our return policy as well as insurance available on the products. For any questions, call us at 800.852.6884 or message us through our convenient web portal and we will happily assist you.

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