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Precious Metals Discoverers And Name Etymologies
The group of precious metals consists of two coinage metals, six platinum group metals, and one metal considered the last naturally occurring stable element to be discovered. Except for gold and silver (the two coinage metals), the rest of the precious metals have recorded discoveries.
The Six Precious Metals Of The Platinum Group
In the periodic table of elements, six metallic elements are bunched together in the d-block, specifically in groups 8 to 9, periods 5 and 6. All transition metals, these six elements are collectively referred to as the "platinum group metals". These precious metals tend to occur with one another in mineral deposits. Likewise, they are alike in both chemical and physical properties.
The Four Platinum Bullion Coins: A Brief Description Of Each
Bullion coins are coins made from precious metals. Their market values are determined by their inherent precious metal contents. As such bullion coins are mainly kept as investments or stores of value.