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Palladium coin

Palladium coins are a form of coinage made out of the rare silver-white transition metal palladium. Palladium is internationally recognised as a form of currency under ISO 4217. Tonga commenced issuing palladium coins in 1967, which included the Tonga Palladium Hau. Since then a number of countries have issued palladium coins, including Canada, the Soviet Union, France, Russia, China, Australia and Slovakia. Most of these have been special commemorative coins.

The former USSR and now Russian Federation minted the most palladium coins in the world. Some other popular palladium coins minted by other countries are listed below.

Canadian Big & Little Bear Constellations and Palladium Maple Leaf

These are the lowest mintage coins ever minted by the Royal Canadian Mint. Totalling no more than 1200 coins. There are 4 versions corresponding to 4 seasons. Actual mintages are 297 springs, 296 summers, 296 autumns, and 293 winters. The Royal Canadian Mint also mints palladium maple leafs as of 2005.

See also


  • Rene Frank: "Catalogue of Palladium Coins 2007", moneytrend, Vienna (Austria) 2006, ISBN 3-9501620-7-0
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