The Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin is the national silver bullion coin of Austria. Produced using the design features from the Gold Austrian Philharmonic, the silver version of the coin was not released until 19 years after the gold version. Right now, you can purchase a 2009 1 oz Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin from Silver.com in near-perfect condition.
- Just 329 coins exist in this grade, so act now!
- Consists of one ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of €1.50 (Euros) backed by the Austrian government.
- Graded MS69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available in an NGC plastic slab for protection.
Austria unveiled its Gold Austrian Philharmonic coin for the first time in 1989. The Silver Austrian Philharmonic coins were not introduced until 2008, but quickly became one of the most popular coins in Europe. The introductory 2008 coin had the lowest mintage total to date in the series, with 54 million sold between 2008 and 2012.
Thomas Pesendorfer’s design features from the gold coin are used on the reverse and obverse of the Silver Austrian Philharmonic coin, as well. His depiction of the pipe organ found within the Golden Concert Hall in Vienna is on the obverse, along with the inscriptions of “Republic of Austria” and “1 Ounce Fine Silver,” both of which are in German.
On the reverse side of each coin is an arrangement of musical instruments, including the harp, violin, cello, flute, bassoon, and French horn, all of which are used by members of the orchestra during performances. The words “Vienna Philharmonic” and “Silver” are engraved on this side in German.
Each coin in this Silver.com product listing features a Mint State 69 grade. Considered near-perfect coins, these products have their full, original luster, and no more than two minor detracting flaws, hairlines, or contact marks. All these blemishes are located outside of the primary focal area of the coin.
The Austrian Mint was founded in 1194 by Duke Leopold V, who used ransom silver paid to him by England’s King Richard the Lionheart to allow safe passage of his armies through Austria.
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