The Gold Austrian Philharmonic coin is one of the best-selling coins in the world today, and is generally viewed as the most popular coin from a European mint. Struck on an annual basis by the Austrian Mint, the Gold Austrian Philharmonic coin is the anchor in this popular program that includes various weights in gold, as well as silver and platinum variants of the coin. Today, Silver.com offers the 1 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coin from varied years of mintage.
- Ships in an individual plastic flip to protect the coin and a plastic tube for orders of 10.
- Austria’s official gold bullion coin program.
- Introduced in 1989.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Face value of 2,000 Austrian Schillings or €100 Euros is fully backed by Austria’s government.
- Obverse includes the image of the pipe organ from the Golden Hall.
- Reverse features a variety of musical instruments from the Vienna Orchestra.
- Year of mintage available from 1989 to 2016.
Austria’s Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1842 and is not only considered one of the finest in the world, it is also one of the longest running orchestras performing for audiences around the world. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was a natural choice as the inspiration for the nation’s official bullion coins.
The face value of 1 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins differs based upon the year of mintage. When the coins were originally introduced in 1989, they featured a face value of 2,000 Austrian Schillings (ATS), with all post-2002 coins using the new common currency of the Eurozone: €100 Euros.
Each of the 1 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins in this Silver.com listing comes from a varied year of mintage. The year of issue date on the coin you receive will vary based upon availability when your order is fulfilled, with available mintage years ranging from 1989 to 2016.
The obverse of each Gold Austrian Philharmonic coin has a design that depicts the Musikverein Pipe Organ. Heard during performances in the Golden Hall, the pipe organ is a centerpiece of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and is commonly associated with the orchestra’s home theater in the capital of Vienna.
On the reverse of all 1 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins is a collection of musical instruments used by members of the orchestra during performances. Thomas Pesendorfer designed the images used on both the obverse and reverse of all Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins, and he is the chief engraver of the Austrian Minted.
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