The Vienna Philharmonic is one of the most respected musical organizations in the world. Its first concert was held in 1842, and it has been performing at the Musikverein Golden Hall in the neighborhood of Innere Stadt in Vienna for decades. Now, images honoring the orchestra are found on Austria’s official silver bullion coin. The 2011 1 oz Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin is now available from Silver.com.
- Extremely rare coin; just 121 exist in this grade!
- Consists of one ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of €1.50 (Euros) is backed by the Austrian government.
- Graded a near-perfect coin by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Ships in an NGC plastic slab.
Thomas Pesendorfer designed the images used on the Silver Austrian Philharmonic, but his designs originated on the gold version of this coin, and were first released on those products in 1989. Silver Austrian Philharmonic coins were not introduced until 2008. However, this particular product shot to popularity quickly. During its first five years of production, 54 million coins were sold.
Each of the coins available to you through this product listing is in near-perfect MS69 grade from the NGC. Each has its full, original luster, with no more than two minor detracting flaws. These flaws are often visible only with magnification, and cannot be seen within the primary focal areas of the coin.
On the reverse side of each coin is the image of some of the many instruments used by members of the Vienna Orchestra. Engravings on this side read “Vienna Philharmonic” and “Silver,” but are inscribed only in German, not in English.
The obverse side of the coin displays the inside of the Musikverein concert hall. The pipe organ is the primary feature of the design, and is accompanied by the engravings “Republic of Austria” and “1 Ounce Fine Silver,” which are inscribed in German like those on the reverse side.
All Silver Austrian Philharmonic coins are produced by the Austrian Mint under the authority of the Austrian government. These coins are considered legal tender in Austria, and these 2011 1 oz Silver Austrian Philharmonic coins come from the highest mintage year to date, with a total of 17.8 million produced.
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