Russian society was once one of the most closed and secretive in the world. Throughout the early Tsarist eras, Russian society remained closed to the ideals and cultural influences of the Western world represented by its European neighbors. Oddly enough, it was the ballet that was among the first outside influences to gain traction in Russian society when later Tsars opened the nation to Western culture. Today, 1989 1 oz Proof Palladium Russian Ballerinas are available to you online at Silver.com with a PCGS certification.
- Available to ship to you inside of a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS!
- First coin released in the Proof Palladium Ballerina series!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine palladium.
- The face value of 25 Rubles is fully backed by the Russian government.
- Graded PR69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features a DCAM label.
- A ballerina performs on the obverse of the coin.
- The hammer-and-sickle of the Soviet Union is on the reverse.
The Moscow Mint introduced the Palladium Russian Ballerinas in 1989 as the Soviet Union was struggling economically and near collapse. Though the Soviet Union finally collapsed in 1991, the newly formed Russian Federation that would replace it continued to produce the Palladium Ballerinas through 1995 using the same design concepts. That included the use of the hammer-and-sickle emblem of the defunct Soviet Union on the reverse.
All of the 1989 1 oz Proof Palladium Russian Ballerinas in this product listing come to you with a near-perfect grade from the PCGS. Coins in this condition have full, original mint luster and no more than two minor detracting flaws. Acceptable flaws at this grade level include only minuscule contact marks or hairlines found outside of the primary focal points of the coin.
Included with these coins is a DCAM label from the PCGS. DCAM stands for deep-cameo and refers to the visual appearance of the coin’s elements and background field. These coins have strong, frosted designs that contrast against deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
The obverse of the 1989 Proof Palladium Russian Ballerinas features a single dancer in the midst of a move. With her arms wrapped against her body, she twirls on her tip-toes. These designs were altered each year in the series.
On the reverse face of 1989 1 oz Proof Palladium Ballerinas is a depiction of the Soviet Union hammer-and-sickle emblem. This emblem was such a powerful image of Soviet policies and beliefs that it earned broader recognition internationally as a symbol of communism in the 20th century.
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