Europe’s most popular coin program is the Austrian Philharmonic, featuring images inspired by the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. After developing its brand image over the course of the past three decades, the Austrian Philharmonic series took a big step forward in 2016 with the first-ever release of a platinum version of the popular bullion coin. Today, the 2017 1 oz Platinum Austrian Philharmonic Coin is available online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip or mint tubes of 10!
- Second release of the Platinum Austrian Philharmonic Coin!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum in BU condition.
- Face value of €100 (Euros) is fully backed by Austria’s government.
- Reverse features the musical instruments of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Obverse includes the Great Organ from the Musikverein Golden Hall.
In 2016, the Austrian Mint expanded the program to include the Platinum Austrian Philharmonic Coin. With the release of this coin, the Austrian Mint marked the introduction of a platinum bullion coin for the first time in its 800-year history.
The Austrian Mint unveiled the all-new Platinum Austrian Philharmonic coin at the Berlin Coin Fair in January 2016, adding to its popular Austrian Philharmonic coin series for the first time since 2008.
Austrian Philharmonic coins debuted in 1989 with the Gold Austrian Philharmonic, featuring a winning design from Head Designer of the Austrian Mint, Thomas Pesendorfer. His design was so popular that it was used in 2008 when the Austrian Mint introduced the Silver Austrian Philharmonic coin.
Each 2017 1 oz Platinum Austrian Philharmonic Coin listed here is in BU condition. Coins in this condition have no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws on the surface areas ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from the production process.
On the reverse of the Platinum Austrian Philharmonic Coin is the image of a cornucopia of musical instruments used by members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Included are images of the cello, four violins, harp, Vienna horn, and a bassoon.
The obverse of all 2017 1 oz Platinum Austrian Philharmonic Coins features the Great Pipe Organ found inside of the Golden Concert Hall in Vienna. Located in the Innere Stadt neighborhood of the capital city, the hall is also known as the Musikverein. Austrian Mint Chief Engraver Thomas Pesendorfer designed both sides of these coins for the gold release in 1989.
Founded in 1194 by Duke Leopold IV, the Austrian Mint is one of Europe’s oldest refineries. It is one of the handful of mints in the Eurozone authorized to produce the common currency of the economic bloc, the Euro. While Austrian Philharmonic coins have Euro face values, but are not considered legal tender outside of Austria.
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