Discovered by English chemist William Hyde Wollaston in 1803, palladium was named for an asteroid and is grouped in the platinum group metals with platinum, rhodium, and other metals. A rare, lustrous silver-colored metal, palladium is the least dense and has the lowest melting point of any metal in the platinum group metals. Now, 1/2 oz Proof Palladium Russian Ballerina Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside individual plastic flips!
- Issued from 1989 to 1995!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9995 fine palladium.
- Issued a face value of 10 Rubles by Russia.
- The obverse side depicts an elegant ballerina.
- On the reverse is the hammer and sickle of the Soviet Union.
- Please keep in mind the potential to receive coins with matching dates and designs.
Palladium is the rarest of the major precious metals. When compared to the known natural deposits of gold and silver, palladium is available at a level 1/100th that of silver and 1/10th that of gold. In addition to its use in precious metals bullion, palladium is popular in the automotive, healthcare, and chemical industries.
There are only four major known natural deposits of palladium in the world. Two of these are on the North American continent, with one located in Montana in the United States and the other in Ontario, Canada. There is another deposit in the Transvaal Basin in South Africa. Russia is home to the other with its Norilsk Complex.
The obverse side of 1/2 oz Proof Palladium Russian Ballerinas features an image of an elegant dancer. The depictions of the ballet dancers on the coins in this series vary from one year to the next, but always capture the strength and beauty of ballet.
On the reverse face of the Proof Palladium Russian Ballerina includes an image of the major symbols of the Soviet Union. The hammer and sickle feature prominently on this face of the coin, as well as an inscription of the face value of the coin. All inscriptions on the coins in this series are in Cyrillic.
These 1/2 oz Proof Palladium Russian Ballerina Coins are available to purchase from random years. All of the coins are proof specimens with frosted design elements overlaying mirrored background fields. Silver.com selects your coins at random after your payment has been processed. As a result, we cannot guarantee a specific date and design in advance. Please keep in mind that buying more than one can result in receiving coins that have the same date and design.
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