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Obverse of 1968 Countermarked Tonga Palladium One Hau
Obverse of 1968 Countermarked Tonga Platinum Quarter Hau


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Close-Up of Countermark on Obverse of 1968 Tonga Palladium Hau
Close-Up of Countermark on Obverse of 1968 Tonga Palladium Hau

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

1968 Countermarked Tonga Palladium Coins
In 1968, Tonga followed the issue of its 1967 palladium coin set with another issue of palladium coins, for the occasion of King Taufa Ahau Tupou IV's fiftieth birthday. The designs were identical to those of 1967, including the date, and were also issued as part of a three coin mint set. The only difference was a round countermark in three lines on the obverse of each coin, reading:- 1918 - TTIV - 1968.
The reverses are identical.

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.
The 1968 set catalogues at slightly higher (about 10%) than the 1967 set.

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.
DateDenomDescriptionMintageGradeAvailabilityPrice £Price $Price €
1968*3 Coin SetCoronation400Unc., No BoxSold£795$1,450€1,195

1968* = 1967 date, but with 1967 dated countermark.
Denom = Denomination = Face Value
Mintage = Quantity issued, where known, otherwise issue limit.
Avail = Availability

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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