The Austrian Philharmonic coin series is one of the longest running bullion coin collections on the European continent. At various points in time during the 21st century, it has been the top-selling gold bullion collection on the continent as well. Available in various sizes, the Gold Austrian Philharmonic is an excellent addition to any investment portfolio or personal collection. Today, ½ oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coins are available from varied years on Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in protective plastic.
- First struck in 1994!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Face value of €50 (Euro) is fully backed by Austria’s government.
- Obverse includes a depiction of the Musikverein Pipe Organ.
- Reverse features a collection of instruments popular with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Designs from Chief Engraver of the Austrian Mint, Thomas Pesendorfer.
Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins currently consists of five different weight options. The coins are available with a standard 1 oz gold option, as well as four fractional weights that include ½ oz, ¼ oz, 1/10 oz, and a unique 1/25 oz coin. These weights have not all been issued throughout the series’ history.
Philharmonic coins debuted in 1989 with just the 1 oz and ¼ oz coins. The first coin added was the 1/10 oz coin in 1991, followed by these ½ oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coins in 1994. The latest addition was the 1/25 oz coin, which was added in 2014 on the 25th anniversary of the coin program’s debut. This explains the use of 1/25 oz weight, as a nod to the 25th anniversary.
Each ½ oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice a range of minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the production process at the mint.
The obverse of all Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coins includes an internal view of the Golden Hall in Innere Stadt, Vienna. This is the home theatre of the orchestra, and the pipe organ on display is known as the Musikverein Pipe Organ. Engravings on this face are in Austria’s native German tongue and include the nation of issue, face value, weight, metal content, purity, and year of issue.
On the reverse of the ½ oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coin is the image of a collection of musical instruments. The center is dominated by a large cello, which is flanked immediately by four violins, and backed in the background by a Vienna horn, bassoon, and harp.
Silver.com offers these ½ oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins from varied years. Available years of issue include 1994 to the present and will be determined by our warehouse crew based upon availability when your order is fulfilled for shipping.
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