The most popular coin series from the European continent is the Austrian Philharmonic. Introduced in 1989, today the Austrian Philharmonic coin program includes a gold, silver, and platinum version from the Austrian Mint. It is, however, the Gold Austrian Philharmonic coin that anchors the series and was the original offering in the program. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coin is available online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule, mint tubes of 10, or Monster Boxes of 500 coins.
- 28th anniversary release of the Gold Austrian Philharmonic coin!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of €100 (Euros) backed by the government of Austria.
- Obverse features the Great Pipe Organ of the Musikverein Concert Hall.
- Reverse bears the cornucopia of instruments used by the orchestra.
- Designed by Thomas Pesendorfer.
Each 2017 1 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coin listed here today is in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from the coining process.
The Austrian Philharmonic Coin series includes a silver version of the coin, struck only in 1 oz, as well as the massive 20 oz. Gold Austrian Philharmonic struck in 2004 on the program’s 15th anniversary. That one-time issue coin was known as the Big Phil. Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins were first struck with face values listed in Austrian Shillings, and now Euros following the 2002 formation of the European Union and Eurozone common currency.
Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins were originally introduced in 1989 with a design from Thomas Pessendorfer. A lot has changed in this coin program since its introduction. First off, the program has expanded from the original offering of only the 1 oz weight, to now include a ½ oz, ¼ oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/25 oz coin. The latter coin is the latest addition, added to the program in 2014 for the 25th anniversary.
On the obverse of the Gold Austrian Philharmonic coin is the image of the Great Pipe Organ from the Musikverein Concert Hall. The home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, this image is surrounded by engravings of the nation of issue, weight, metal content, purity, year of issue, and face value of the coin. All engravings are in German.
The reverse of the 2017 1 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coin includes a collection of musical instruments, featuring the cello, four violins, bassoon, harp, and Vienna horn. Engravings on this face include only the name of the orchestra, which is again featured in German like those engravings on the obverse.
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