The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is the oldest continually performing orchestra in the world today. Originally formed in the mid-19th century, the orchestra continues to delight viewers of all ages on annual basis. It was the perfect choice for an official Austrian bullion coin to represent the nation. The 2017 1/25 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coin is available to purchase online now at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a plastic capsule or mint tube of 20 coins.
- Fourth year of issue for 1/25 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins!
- Consists of 1/25 Troy oz of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of €4 (Euros) by Austria.
- Obverse bears the image of the Musikverein Pipe Organ.
- Reverse features a cornucopia musical instruments.
In 1989, the Austrian Mint introduced the Gold Austrian Philharmonic coin in a 1 oz and ¼ oz variant. These bullion coins were originally available only in these two sizes for the first two years of production. A 1/10 oz coin was added in 1991, followed by a ½ oz coin in 1994. Through 2001, all Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins were minted with a face value in Austrian Shillings.
On the obverse of the Gold Austrian Philharmonic coin is the image of the pipe organ found inside the Musikverein Golden Hall. Located in the Innere Stadt neighborhood of Vienna, it is home to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
The reverse of all 2017 1/25 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins features a grouping of musical instruments used by members of the orchestra. These include a bassoon, cello, violins, and even a French horn.
Each of the 2017 1/25 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coins in this listing has a BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear on the surfaces, though you may notice minor flaws that include breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks as a result of striking during the production process.
The Austrian Mint is one of mainland Europe’s oldest operating facilities, and was founded in the 12th century. Today it is the official facility producing Austrian Philharmonic coins, and one of the few in Europe authorized to produce Euro currency.
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