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Palladium Maple Leaf - The Canadian Maple Leaf palladium bullion coins were first minted in November 2005. They were the first palladium coins issued and guaranteed by a government’s mint.

Pd - Is the chemical element symbol for palladium on the periodic table.

Penny Weight - Widely used as a unit of measure in the jewelry industry in the United States. 20 pennyweights = 1 troy ounce.

Palladium - A rare metallic element of the platinum group. Silver and white in color it is ductile, malleable, harder and fuses more readily than platinum. Used primarily as a catalyst and in dental and other alloys. Periodic symbol: Pd; atomic weight: 106.4; atomic number: 46; specific gravity: 12 at 20C. Melting point is 2,831 Fahrenheit or 1,555Celsius.

Physical Market - A marketplace where the physical commodities are bought and sold for cash and delivered immediately. It is also called cash market or spot market and is the opposite of a futures market.

Planchet - The blank disk of metal on which a design is stamped to become a coin.

Platinum - Is a heavy, grayish-white, highly malleable and ductile metallic element, resistant to most chemicals, practically unoxidizable except in the presence of a base. Fusible only at extremely high temperatures is used for making chemical and scientific apparatus, as a catalyst in the oxidation of ammonia to nitric acid, and in jewelry. Periodic symbol is Pt: atomic weight: 195.09; atomic number: 78; specific gravity: 21.5 at 20C. Melting point is 3,215 Fahrenheit or 1,768 Celsius.

Platinum Eagles - Introduced by the U.S. Mint in 1997, the American Eagle platinum coins are the only coins of this kind whose weight and purity are guaranteed by the U.S. government. Per the act of Congress, these coins are deemed legal tender. The one ounce issue has a face value of $100, the largest face value of any U.S. coin. American Platinum Eagles are also unique in that the reverse design changes from year to year. These coins are available in four sizes; one ounce, half ounce, quarter ounce and one-tenth ounce.

Platinum Koala - Australia was the first nation in modern history to announce the release of a one ounce platinum coin. Approved in 1987 and first minted in 1988, the Australian Koala is one of the most recognized platinum coins in the world. Boasting a brilliant finish and eloquent design, the Australian Koala is one of the few platinum coins being minted year after year.

Platinum Maple Leafs - The Canadian Maple Leaf platinum bullion coins were initially issued in 1988 by the Royal Canadian Mint to complement their gold and silver coins. It’s in fact the first widely available platinum bullion coin and the standard by which other platinum coins are compared. Their production was stopped in 2001 and reestablished again in 2009 due to high demand.

Platinum Philharmonic - Austria in 2016 has joined the platinum revolution by announcing and releasing the Austrian Platinum Philharmonic coin to join the other very popular family of products produced by Austria, the gold and silver Philharmonics.

Precious Metals - Rare, natural metallic chemical elements of high intrinsic value. Precious metals have been used as currency over the centuries, but are now regarded as investment commodities. Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium are examples of some precious metals.

Premium - Is the additional cost of a coin or bullion item, over and above the spot price of the precious metal contained in the item. The premium is otherwise known as the dealer fee. Rare coins carry an additional premium called numismatic value that is built into the price of the coin.

Pt - Is the chemical element symbol for platinum on the periodic table.

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