In the 20th century, there were few palladium bullion coins produced on a regular basis. One of the more beautiful palladium coins from the last century was the Russian Ballerina. Introduced by the Soviet Union and carried on briefly by the Russian Federation, the Russian Ballerina Palladium Coins featured new images of a ballerina in mid-performance on the obverse face. Today, you have the opportunity to purchase the 1989 Proof Russian Ballerina 1 oz Palladium Coin from Provident Metals with a PCGS certification.
The Russian Ballerina Palladium Coins are unique specimens in that the series bridged the divide between the fall of the Soviet Union and the formation of the modern Russian Federation. The Moscow Mint introduced the Russian Ballerina Palladium Coins in 1989 with 30,000 bullion coins and just 3,000 proof collectible coins. After the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, the series continued at the Moscow Mint until 1995.
In the obverse design, the 1989 Proof Russian Ballerina Palladium Coin boasts the image of an elegant ballerina as she pulls her arms in close to her chest and twirls around on one foot. The designs on these coins changed each year and this image was exclusive to the debut 1989 coin.
For the reverse field of 1989 Proof Russian Ballerina 1 oz Palladium Coins, the Moscow Mint features the hammer-and-sickle of the Soviet Union as the primary design element. It is accompanied by the face value inscription for the coins. Despite the formation of the Russian Federation in 1991/1992, the Moscow Mint continued to use the Soviet emblem on the reverse of the coins throughout the series.
Russian Ballerina Palladium Coins represented one of the first regular-issue palladium coin collections. It was not well-known outside of Eastern Europe at the time, but as specimens continue to circulate today among collectors and interest in palladium grows, the Russian Ballerina Palladium Coins enjoy greater visibility. The coin series did include fractional-weights of 1/2 oz and 1/4 oz as well.
Your 1989 Proof Russian Ballerina 1 oz Palladium Coin has a PR69 certification from the PCGS. These coins have full, original mint luster with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. Examples of acceptable flaws at this level include minuscule contact marks and hairlines. DCAM stands for deep-cameo and indicates the coins have strong, frosted designs overlaying deeply-mirrored, clear backgrounds.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Product Series||Russian Ballerina|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Packaging||PCGS Plastic Slab|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $99 Ship Free|