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Below you will find palladium calculators to determine the value of palladium metal inside your palladium jewelry, palladium bars and palladium coins. Choose from 13 live currencies or 158 non-live currencies (updated every hour).

Palladium Calculator

This palladium calculator will determine the value of the palladium metal inside your palladium bullion, palladium coins, or palladium jewelry.

To get the value of your palladium metal, simply enter the following into the calculator:

  1. Amount - gram (gm) or troy ounce (ozt) (1 troy ounce (ozt) = 31.1035 grams)
  2. Purity - percentage (%) or fineness (parts per thousand)
  3. Unit Price - Choose from 13 live currencies or 158 non-live currencies (updated every hour).
Palladium Calculator
Amount of Palladium:
* Purity of Palladium:

Percentage Palladium: 99.9%

Price of Palladium per ounce:
 

Live Price
  USD
Value of Palladium Metal:   USD


Percentage of Market Value:   %
Value of Palladium Metal:
Percentage of Market Value
  USD
  • Palladium bullion - Palladium bullion typically varies between 99.9% and 99.99% (with 99.95% being most common). Check the stamp on the bullion to confirm. If it is not stamped, it would require a test to determine its purity.
  • Palladium jewelry - Palladium jewelry common fineness purities are 500 (50%), 950 (95%) and 999 (99.9%).
  • Live prices palladium prices - There are 13 live currencies that you can get the live palladium price from. Please note that the price is only live on page load and on currency change - if you need to update the price, either refresh the page or deselect the currency and select it again.
  • Non-Live palladium prices - There are 158 non-live currencies that you can get the non-live palladium price from. These currencies are updated every hour. The time since it has been updated will be below the currency selector.

Palladium buyers buy palladium below the market value of the palladium melt value.

Palladium buyers will usually sell it to a refiner who melts it down, extracts the palladium, and casts it into bullion bars.

Alternatively, depending on the palladium buyer and the particular piece they are buying, they may also choose to sell the item in the second-hand jewelry market.

Scrap Palladium Prices

This scrap palladium prices table below contains the price of palladium per gram for different fineness purities of palladium. This is useful for determining the melt value of jewelry.

Monday 20th of February 2017 Scrap Palladium Prices
 

Percent
(Fineness)
Price Per Gram
()
Weight
(grams)
Total
()
99.9
(999)
*
95
(950)
*
50
(500)
*
     GRAND TOTAL:
Basis: * per troy ounce
Live Price

Palladium Bar Prices

The palladium bar prices table below contains the price of palladium per gram and price of palladium per ounce for common palladium bullion sizes. The palladium purity used below is 99.95%.

This palladium bar prices table is equally applicable to bullion palladium coins.

Monday 20th of February 2017 Palladium Bullion Prices
 

Metric Sizes Unit Price
()
Qty Total
()
1 gram *
2 grams *
2.5 grams *
5 grams *
10 grams *
20 grams *
25 grams *
50 grams *
100 grams *
1000 grams (1 kilogram) *
Imperial Sizes Unit Price
()
Qty Total
()
1/20 toz *
1/10 toz *
1/4 toz *
1/2 toz *
1 toz *
2 toz *
2.5 toz *
5 toz *
10 toz *
20 toz *
50 toz *
     GRAND TOTAL:
Basis: * per troy ounce
Live Price

Palladium Coin Prices

The palladium coin prices table below contains the value of palladium metal inside some popular palladium coins. Junk palladium refers to palladium coins minted that use to circulate as currency - circulated coins often are found in fair condition and use to attract a low premium above melt value - although its popularity amongst "preppers" or "survivalists" has increased demand and resulted in rising premiums. The premium above the monetary value is referred as the "collectors value" or "numismatic value".

Important note, the palladium coins value is generally much more than its melt value of palladium metal. Factors that help determine a palladium coins value includes initial mintage, grade (condition), survival rate, demand, and inventory levels amongst dealers. Also note that the design of the coins shown in the images may vary over time.

Monday 20th of February 2017 Palladium Coin Melt Values
 


Canada Palladium Coin Melt Values
CoinUnit Price
()
QtyTotal
()
$50 Maple Leaf - 1 Ounce
2005 - 2010    
31.1035g | 99.95% Palladium
*
     GRAND TOTAL:
Basis: * per troy ounce
Live Price

China Palladium Coin Melt Values
CoinUnit Price
()
QtyTotal
()
100 Yuan Panda
2004 - 2005    
15.55175g | 99.9% Palladium
*
     GRAND TOTAL:
Basis: * per troy ounce
Live Price

Isle of Man Palladium Coin Melt Values
CoinUnit Price
()
QtyTotal
()
Crown
1987 - 1987    
31.1035g | 99.9% Palladium
*
     GRAND TOTAL:
Basis: * per troy ounce
Live Price

Portugal Palladium Coin Melt Values
CoinUnit Price
()
QtyTotal
()
200 Escudos
1987 - 2000    
31.1035g | 99.95% Palladium
*
     GRAND TOTAL:
Basis: * per troy ounce
Live Price

Russia Palladium Coin Melt Values
CoinUnit Price
()
QtyTotal
()
5 Roubles
1993 - 1995    
7.775875g | 99.9% Palladium
*
10 Roubles
1993 - 1995    
15.55175g | 99.9% Palladium
*
25 Roubles
1992 - 1995    
31.1035g | 99.9% Palladium
*
     GRAND TOTAL:
Basis: * per troy ounce
Live Price

Tonga Palladium Coin Melt Values
CoinUnit Price
()
QtyTotal
()
1/4 Hau
1967 - 1967    
16g | 98% Palladium
*
1/2 Hau
1967 - 1967    
32g | 98% Palladium
*
Hau
1967 - 1967    
64g | 98% Palladium
*
     GRAND TOTAL:
Basis: * per troy ounce
Live Price
Reverse
Obverse


Palladium Plating

Please be aware that the palladium calculator is for solid palladium jewelry. Solid palladium jewelry contains a uniform mixture of palladium and other metals throughout the entire piece of jewelry. For instance, a 10g piece of 950 solid palladium jewelry contains 95% palladium or 9.5 g of pure palladium.

On the other hand, palladium plated jewelry contains almost no palladium. Palladium is an expensive metal and it is cheaper to use other metals to make jewelry. To make palladium jewelry more affordable whilst enjoying the aesthetic appeal from the color of palladium metal, a very small amount of palladium can be applied to the exterior of the jewelry instead of using it uniformly through the jewelry. Hence, palladium plated jewelry is usually a fraction of the cost of solid palladium jewelry. Palladium plating has the benefit of being resistant to corrosion and is hypoallergenic which reduces the likelihood of allergic reactions.

  • Palladium layered - a very thin layer of palladium.
  • Palladium plated or palladium electroplated - uses an electric current and a piece of jewelry, which acts as an electrode, inside a palladium solution. The palladium forms a coherent metal coating on the electrode.
  • Palladium overlay or rolled palladium plated - Uses a heat or pressure bonding process to mix and bond the metals together.

To recap, palladium plated jewelry contains an almost negligible amount of palladium metal. The palladium calculator is only applicable to solid palladium jewelry, not palladium plated jewelry.

Palladium Hallmarks

A hallmark is a mark stamped on a piece of jewelry certifying the purity of metal used. There are hallmarking laws that apply to the sale of palladium jewelry in some countries (such as the Hallmarking Act 1973 in the UK). However, globally there is no standard that must be followed therefore solid palladium jewelry may or may not be hallmarked.

Solid Palladium Hallmarks

Solid palladium jewelry will have its purity stamped on it. The purity is expressed in fineness scale which is expressed as parts palladium per thousand, or less commonly, as a percentage (%). Please refer to the scrap metal price table for the relationship between percentage and fineness. It will usually be written with "PD", "PALL" or even "PALLADIUM" next to the fineness.

Please be aware that palladium jewelry may be hallmarked a certain fineness and may not have that level of palladium content or may not be solid palladium jewelry at all. Hence palladium jewelry needs to be tested when valuing its palladium metal content.

You may choose to scratch a suspected plated piece deep enough to see the underlying metal to confirm the jewelry is not solid palladium. As this is a destructive test, choose a discreet spot which will not be visible when worn, for example, around the clasp on a palladium chain.

Palladium Testing

As a palladium buyer this is important to remember palladium metal is expensive relative to most other metals therefore there is always an economic incentive to pass lower content palladium as higher content palladium. Hence, remember to test for palladium purity.

Density Test

Measure the mass of the jewelry (in grams) and then put the jewelry in a small beaker that has water in and see how much the water level rises (mL). The unit millilitres (mL) is equal to the unit cubic centimetre (cm3) (1 mL = 1 cm3). By dividing the mass in grams by the water displaced in millilitres (mL) you will get the density of the jewelry in grams per cubic centimetre (g/cm3). Pure palladium is 11.9 g/cm3.

X-Ray Fluorescence

This method of testing is non-destructive and is suitable for normal assaying requirements. A computer, called a x-ray fluorescent (XRF) analyzer, will use x-rays to determine the composition the the jewelry. It takes less than a few minutes to complete and the results may be printed out. Popular brands include Thermo Scientific Niton range or Olympus GoldXpert or DELTA Precious Metals XRF analyzers.

There is also a method called x-ray fluorescence assay which involves melting a sample into a uniform composition before testing the sample on a XRF analyzer. This method is more accurate then a XRF analyzer but less accurate then a fire assay.

Fire Assay

This method of testing is totally destructive however provides the greatest accuracy. The first part of the process is called fusion which involves mixing the sample with a fluxing agent (which helps melt, fuse, and separate the precious metal) and heating it to a high temperature. The second part of the process is called cupellation which involves using a collector, such a nickel or lead, to extract the precious metals.

The precious metals extracted from fire assay is then analyzed by one of the following methods:

  • Flame Atomic Absorption (AA)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-AES)
  • Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA)

Miscellaneous Equipment

Other equipment that is common in palladium testing kits include:

  • Jewelers loupe provides magnification to see small details more closely. Handy for inspecting hallmarks.
  • Digital scale for precisely measuring the weight of jewelry.
  • Magnet for testing if there are magnetic metals in the jewelry.
  • Diamond tester for confirming a precious stone is a genuine diamond (or moissanite).