The Gold Austrian Philharmonic coin is one of the most popular and diverse gold bullion offerings from a mint in continental Europe. Originally introduced in 1989, its famous design pays homage to the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra, which his widely recognized as one of the oldest and finest musical groups in the world today. Right now, the 1/10 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic coin is available from varied years of issue on Silver.com.
- Coin series originally introduced in 1989!
- Arrives in a protective plastic flip.
- Consists of one-tenth troy ounce of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of €10 (Euros) backed by the government of Austria.
- Features the pipe organ from the Musikverein concert hall on the obverse.
- Variety of musical instruments used by members of the orchestra on the reverse.
- Listing features coins with various years of issue.
While the Gold Austrian Philharmonic was originally introduced by the Austrian Mint in 1989, it wasn’t until 1991 that the 1/10 oz coin was available. Designed by Austrian Mint engraver Thomas Pesendorfer, these coins debuted in 1 oz and ¼ oz varieties first.
The 1/10 oz and ½ oz coins were not introduced until 1991. The coin series has grown again with time to include a 1/25 oz coins. This latter offering debuted in 2014 on the 25th anniversary of the program’s introduction, and proved so popular it remains in production today.
Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins have a unique place among bullion European coins. They are the most popular coins struck in the Eurozone, and originally debuted with face values in Austrian schillings. However, when Austria joined the European Union and adopted the common Euro currency in 2002, the Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins had their face values shifted to the new common currency.
Today, the Gold Austrian Philharmonic is struck with varying face values listed in Euros. However, while the coins are considered legal tender in the nation of Austria, they do not hold that status among other states in the Eurozone despite the use of the common currency as face value.
Thomas Pesendorfer’s depiction of the Musikverein pipe organ from the Golden Hall is featured on the obverse, while the collection of musical instruments used by the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra grace the reverse. All engravings are in German, the official language of Austria.
1/10 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins in this product listing feature varying years of issue. The specific coin you receive will depend upon the availability in Silver.com warehouses at the time your order is processed and fulfilled. Year-of-issue marks range from 1991 to 2016. Please direct all questions to a Silver.com associate at 888-989-7223, connect with us live online, or send us an email with your questions.