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silver_miner
12-31-2009, 10:45 AM
http://www.birminghampost.net/birmingham-business/birmingham-business-news/creative-industries-news/2009/12/31/palladium-hits-gold-standard-65233-25502114/


Palladium, along with gold, silver and platinum, can now only be sold in the UK with a statutory hallmark, applied by one of the four independent UK Assay Offices to ensure objects containing the precious metal content meets a recognised standard.

Articles can be marked as containing a minimum of either 500, 950 or 999 parts per thousand of palladium.

Palladium was introduced to the jewellery market back in the 1930s although it never really caught on. But the advent of a hallmark has meant the precious metal is now gaining significant attention.

BobbbJ
12-31-2009, 10:55 AM
Good to see this happening! Anything that helps generate interest in Pd is okay in my book. Thanks for the article s_m!

marscrumbs
12-31-2009, 04:51 PM
I always worry about counterfeited palladium. Now I can worry about counterfeit marks.

a793aa
01-01-2010, 12:18 AM
Thats why I only deal with Swiss Pamp bars for Pd and American Eagle coins for Au, Ag & Pt. Why deal with the hassle and risk when you buy or sell.

themadscientist
01-03-2010, 07:55 AM
This will help move it out of the niche.