One of the most popular bullion coins in Europe is the Silver Austrian Philharmonic coin. First introduced in 2008, it is part of the larger Austrian Philharmonic bullion coin program that includes a gold coin. Right now, the 2017 Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule, mint tube of 20, or Monster Box of 500 coins.
- Tenth annual release of the Silver Austrian Philharmonic.
- 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.
- Designed by Thomas Pesendorfer.
- Obverse includes the pipe organ from the Musikverein Golden Concert Hall.
- Reverse features a variety of musical instruments.
Each 2017 1 oz Silver Austrian Philharmonic coin in this product listing features a Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Coins with a BU grade exhibit no signs of wear and tear, but may feature breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
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 Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin is the collection of musical instruments that represents those used by members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The image includes a harp, four violins, cello in the center, flute, bassoon, and a French horn.
The obverse of the 2017 Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin includes the image of the pipe organ found inside the Musikverein Golden Concert Hall, which is located in the Innere Stadt neighborhood of Vienna, the national capital of Austria. Text engravings on both sides of the coin are in German, the official language of Austria.
The Austrian Mint, founded in 1194 by Duke Leopold V, is located in Vienna and is responsible for the production of Austrian coinage. It is a publicly limited company and subsidiary of the National Bank of Austria.
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