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. Right now, the 2017 Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip.
- 10th annual issue of the Silver Austrian Philharmonic!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 gilded coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of 1.50 (Euros) backed by the government of Austria.
- Obverse features the pipe organ from the Golden Hall.
- Reverse includes a cornucopia of musical instruments used by the Vienna Philharmonic.
Each of the 2017 Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coins in this product listing is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear on the surfaces, though you may notice a variety of minor flaws limited to breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
Additionally, these Silver Austrian Philharmonic coins ship to you with a beautiful gilded finish. Gilded coins have a 24-karat gold layer applied to certain aspects of the design field, usually limited to one side of the coin. In this case, the Silver Philharmonics have gilded layers on some of the instruments of the reverse.
On the reverse of the 2017 Silver Austrian Philharmonic is the collection of musical instruments used by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Formed in the 1840s, the group is often regarded as the finest orchestra in the world. The design in use on these coins was created in 1989 by Thomas Pesendorfer, Chief Engraver of the Austrian Mint.
The obverse of the Silver Austrian Philharmonic coin includes a depiction of the pipe organ found inside the Golden Hall of the Musikverein. The home theater of the orchestra, it is located in the Innere Stadt neighborhood of the capital city of Vienna.
Austrian Philharmonic coins debuted in 1989 in only a gold version. It wasn’t until 2008 that the program was expanded with the release of these Silver Philharmonic coins. In 2016, the Austrian Mint again expanded the program to offer an Austrian Platinum Philharmonic coin. Both the silver and platinum coins are available only in 1 ounce weights.
The Austrian Mint is the original production facility of all Philharmonic coins. These 2017 Silver Philharmonic coins are gilded by Emporium Hamburg, a third-party authorized coin dealer in Germany.
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