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Obverse of 1967 Tonga Palladium One Hau
Obverse of 1967 Tonga Platinum Hau


Palladium Coins

Reverse of 1967 Tonga Palladium One Hau
Reverse of 1967 Tonga 1 Hau

Reverse of 1967 Tonga Palladium Half Hau
Reverse of 1967 Tonga Palladium Half Hau

Reverse of 1967 Tonga Palladium Quarter Hau
Reverse of 1967 Tonga Palladium Quarter Hau

Tonga Palladium Coins
In 1967, Tonga issued palladium coins on the occasion of the Coronation of King Taufa Ahau Tupou IV, thereby achieving a world's first. The coins were issued as part of a three coin mint set. A new denomination was created for these coins, the "Hau", which we guess was named in honour of the king as it consists of part of his name, although as we speak no Tongalese, this is purely conjecture on our part.
There was also a 1968 set with countermark.

The bullion price of palladium twice hit a peak of $1,115 US per troy ounce in January 2001. At current exchange rates this would be about £620 per ounce, and this set would have had an intrinsic metal value of £2,170. This makes it seem rather a bargain at our asking price.

DenominationDiameterWeightFinenessPalladium Content
1 Hau4864.0000.9802.0164
Half Hau33.532.0000.9801.0082
Quarter Hau2616.0000.9800.5041
Set of Three 112.0000.9803.5287

Denomination = Face Value of Coin
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
Fineness = Proportion of palladium
Weight = Total weight in grams
Palladium Content = Actual fine palladium content in troy ounces.
Alloy = .980 palladium, .020 ruthenium.

Tonga Palladium Coins For Sale
All prices are subject to palladium bullion price changes. Dollar and euro prices may vary due to exchange rate fluctuations.
DateDenominationDescriptionMintageGradeAvailabilityPrice £Price $Price €
19673 Coin SetCoronation1,500UncirculatedYes £2,185 $3,760 €2,800

Diam = Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
Mintage = Quantity issued, where known, otherwise issue limit.

Palladium Prices

Postage & Packing:
UK: At buyer's Risk £3.50 or
Fully Insured £9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
USA: Airmail at buyer's risk $10 or
Fully Insured $20
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