The rare precious metal Palladium, has a very beautiful lustrous silvery appearance. It’s history is quite interesting. William Wollaston discovered it in 1803 and he named it after the asteroid known as Pallas. And Pallas was named after the epithet of the goddess Athena from ancient Greece after she slew Pallas. It’s not often that you can have a great story to tell when showing off your investment. As a precious metal commodity, it is produced in ingots, bars, and coins. All of the world’s major national mints also produce these coins in proof quality. This page updates with the current world palladium spot prices as well as a fine assortment of this precious metal.