Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins are the anchor of the Austrian Philharmonic bullion coin program from the Austrian Mint. Debuting in 1989, these coins helped spur the popularity of investor and collector sovereign coins from the Austrian Mint. Today, the 2017 ¼ oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coin is available for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule or mint tubes of 20 coins.
- 28th anniversary release of 1/4 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Face value of €25 (Euros) is fully backed by Austria’s government.
- Obverse features the Musikverein’s Great Pipe Organ.
- Reverse includes a cornucopia of musical instruments.
All Gold Philharmonic coins feature designs from Thomas Pesendorfer, who used the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra as a source of inspiration. The orchestra was founded in 1842, and plays at the Musikverein Concert Hall in the Inner Stadt neighborhood of Vienna, the national capital.
All engravings on the Gold Austrian Philharmonic coin are in German, the native tongue of most Austrians. The face value of these coins has been listed in Euros since the adoption of the common currency of the Eurozone in 2002, but the coins are not considered legal tender outside of Austria.
Each 2017 1/4 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins listed here today are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, however you may notice minor flaws on the coins ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from the production process at the mint.
On the obverse of the 2017 1/4 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic coin is the image of the pipe organ found within the Musikverein Golden Concert Hall. Located in the Innere Stadt neighborhood, it is home to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
The reverse of the Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coin includes numerous musical instruments used by members of the orchestra. These images include the cello, four violins, Austrian horn, and even a bassoon. Engravings on both sides of the coin are in German, which is the official language of the Austrian nation.
The Austrian Mint is the official sovereign mint of the government of Austria, and is one of the few in Europe authorized to produce Euros for the common currency zone of the European Union.
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