The Austrian Gold Philharmonic is a best-selling coin series internationally and among the most popular coins in the world. Collectors everywhere cannot ignore these special coins, especially those on the European continent. The Austrian Mint celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Austrian Gold Philharmonic coin series in 2009 with a 20 oz coin. The 2009 20 oz 20th Anniversary Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin is available for purchase online today in capsule only from Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic bag!
- The Austrian Gold Philharmonic’s 20th Anniversary!
- Limited mintage with only 6,027 coins available worldwide!
- Contains Twenty Troy Ounces of .9999 fine gold.
- Face value of 2,000 (Euros) backed by the government of Austria.
- The obverse features the Musikverein pipe organ.
- On the reverse is a collection of musical instruments from the orchestra.
The 2009 20 oz 20th Anniversary Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin has a limited mintage of only 6,027 coins. This series has released coins in North America, Europe, and Japan with only 2,009 coins going to each region. The 2009 coin is issued with a face value of 2,000 euros backed by the Austrian government. This coin commemorates the Austrian Philharmonic by including imagery of musical instruments that are commonly used in the orchestra.
The Austrian Gold Philharmonic was first introduced in 1989 by the Austrian Mint with coins weighing ¼ oz and 1 oz. The 2009 20 oz 20th Anniversary Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin marks the 20th year of production for this coin series in Austria. The Austrian Mint has been known to celebrate huge landmarks of this coin program over the years it has been available, such as by creating special strikings like the 2009 coin. The Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins honor both the artistic, rich culture of Austria, as well as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra founded in 1842.
On the obverse of the 2009 20 oz 20th Anniversary Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin, there is an image of the great pipe organ from Musikverein, a very prestigious concert hall that was established in Vienna. In the concert hall, the pipe organ is fixed to the wall where the orchestra typically performs. The obverse of the 2009 coin also includes the face value of the coin, the coin’s weight and purity, the inscription “REPUBLIK OSTERREICH”, and the coin’s year.
The reverse of the 2009 20 oz 20th Anniversary Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin shows an assortment of musical instruments that are popular in the orchestra. Instruments pictured on the coin include a cello, four violins, a harp, a bassoon, and a French horn. The reverse also has the inscription “WIENER PHILHARMONIKER”. Both designs on the 2009 coin were created by the Chief Engraver of the Austrian Mint, Thomas Pesendorfer.
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