The Austrian Philharmonic coin series from the Austrian Mint is one of the most exciting from the European continent. Developed in 1989 with a gold release, the coin is now also available in silver and platinum versions from the Austrian Mint. The 2017 1 oz Colorized Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin is available to you today online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule.
- Tenth release of Austrian Silver Philharmonics!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 colorized coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of €1.50 (Euros) by Austria.
- Obverse features the pipe organ from the Musikverein concert hall.
- Reverse bears the colorized image of musical instruments used by the Vienna Philharmonic.
Austrian Philharmonic coins originated in 1989 with the Gold Austrian Philharmonic coin, but silver enthusiasts had to wait for 2008 to see the coin in a silver bullion version. Thomas Pesendorfer created both the reverse and obverse designs in 1989 for the gold coin, and those continue as the primary images today on both the gold and silver coins.
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is perhaps the most well-known musical organization in the world today. First formed over 150 years ago in the capital city of Austria, it has entertained millions of the course of its history. It was a natural choice as the inspiration for the design of the Austrian Philharmonic series of bullion coins.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 oz Colorized Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin you’ll find the colorized image of the cornucopia of musical instruments used by the members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The cello and violins have a wooden hue, while the brass and wind instruments have golden and bronze finishes.
The obverse of the Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin bears the image of the pipe organ found inside the Musikverein. The concert hall that houses all the orchestra’s home performances is located in the Innere Stadt neighborhood of Vienna, the capital of the country.
Emporium Hamburg is a private, third-party coin dealer that specializes in adding brilliant colorized finishes to popular coin programs. Again in 2017 the company is taking some of the world’s most popular silver bullion coins and adding real-life colors to the reverse designs of each popular series, giving the coins a new look and feel that attracts certain groups of investors.
Each of the 2017 Colorized Silver Philharmonics in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in this condition have no signs of wear and tear, however you may notice minor flaws including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the striking of blanks during production at the mint.
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