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Russian Ballerina 1/2 oz Palladium Coin Random Year, BU

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In 1989, the Soviet Union introduced one of the worlds first palladium coin programs. The Russian Ballerina Palladium Coins offered sizes for all investors ranging from 1 oz to 1/2 oz, and 1/4 oz coins, but the series was short-lived. Available only from 1989 to 1995, the coins are popular collector items today. Today, you have the opportunity to get Russian Ballerina 1/2 oz Palladium Coins from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a protective plastic flip!
  • Struck between 1989 and 1995!
  • Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .999 pure palladium.
  • The face value of 10 Rubles is backed by the Russian government.
  • Various ballerinas are depicted mid-dance on the obverse of the coins.
  • A hammer and sickle as depicted on the flag of the Soviet Union feature on the reverse of the coins.
  • Buying multiples in this listing could result in receiving several matching coins.

One of the driving forces behind the introduction of the Russian Ballerina Palladium coins was the same motivation that led South Africa to introduce the popular Krugerrand Gold Coins two decades earlier in 1967. Natural deposits of palladium are exceptionally rare and Russias Norilsk Complex is one of just four known major deposits of palladium in the world and the only location on the European or Asian continents.


Ballerinas are a popular part of Russian culture and have been for more than three centuries now. Prior to 1689, Russian Tsars tightly controlled the lives of Russian people and blocked most outside cultural influences from Western Europe. The first cultural facet of Western Europe to enter Russia was the ballet. Russian society adapted the ballet to promote the value of physical strength and hard work to its people. On this side of the Russian Ballerina 1/2 oz Palladium Coins, there is a new design each year.


The hammer and sickle became a pervasive symbol of Communism in the 20th century following its use on the Soviet Unions flag. When these Russian Ballerina 1/2 oz Palladium Coins were introduced in 1989, the Soviet Union put the hammer and sickle on the reverse. When the Soviet Union fell and the Russian Federation was formed, the Moscow Mint continued to use this design each year.


Russian Ballerina 1/2 oz Palladium Coins were one of the two most popular weights in this series from the Moscow Mint. The 1 oz and 1/2 oz coins had the highest mintage figures each year.


Russian Ballerina 1/2 oz Palladium Coins in this listing are available to you with protective plastic flips and come from different years of issue. All coins are chosen for you at random and we cannot guarantee a specific date mark or design. If you buy multiples, be aware that you could receive several coins in the same condition.

Please feel free to reach out to Provident Metals. We can answer your questions on the phone at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or email us directly.

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Product Details

Year Random
Metal Content .5 Troy Ounce
Metals Purity .9995
Denomination 10 Roubles
Diameter 30 mm
Mint Mark Not Shown
Producer Moscow Mint
Thickness 1.8 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Country Russia
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Russian Ballerina
Certificate of Authenticity No
Capsule Size 30 mm
Packaging Plastic Flip
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2557302