From the Greek name 'Pallas' goddess of wisdom,Palladium was discovered by the British chemist William Hyde Wollaston in 1804. It took nearly two centuries for palladium’s significance to be recognized and the fight against global pollution owes a lot to this unique metal.
Following the perfection of his technique to obtain pure samples of platinum in 1801, William Hyde Wollaston went on to isolate palladium from platinum two years later by dissolving native platinum in aqua regia (a mixture of hydrochloric and nitric acid). He named it after Pallas the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom whose name had also been recently lent to the second asteroid ever discovered.
The Palladium Emu series consists of a thematic progression of three proof $40 coins released by the Perth Mint over a three year period between 1995 and 1997. A small mintage of just 2500 of each individually cased coins were issued.
1995-1997 PALLADIUM 1oz PROOF 3 COIN SET FDC
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