The coins of the Austrian Philharmonic Series from the Austrian Mint are among the most popular in the world today. The Gold Philharmonic is regularly amongst the best-selling coins released each year, and the silver coin ranked third among top-selling silver bullion coins as of 2013. Right now, 2018 1 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of protective plastic flips, mint tubes of 10 coins, or Monster Boxes of 500 coins!
- 30th issue of Gold Philharmonic coins from the Austrian Mint!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of €100 (Euro) backed by the government of Austria.
- Obverse includes the Golden Music Hall’s Musikverein Pipe Organ.
- Reverse displays a collection of popular musical instruments from the orchestra.
- Designed by Thomas Pesendorfer.
Each 2018 1 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coin is available to you in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws stemming from the coining process. This includes potential breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks.
Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coins have a unique history that other gold coins for sale do not possess. Introduced in 1989, the coins were originally offered with Austrian Shillings as the nominal face value. When Austria joined the European Union and adopted the Eurozone currency (Euros) in 2002, the Gold Philharmonic followed suit with a new nominal face value. Today, it is the only European gold bullion coin with a face value in Euros.
On the obverse of the 2018 1 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coin you’ll find a stunning depiction of the massive Musikverein Pipe Organ. Engravings on this face include the nation of issue, weight, metal content, purity, year of issue, and face value of the coin. The nation of issue is engraved in Austria’s native German tongue as “Republik Osterreich.”
The reverse of the Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coin features a symphony of musical instruments preferred by members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The central piece is a cello, flanked immediately by four violins and featuring a background field with a Vienna horn, bassoon, and harp.
All Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coins are a product of the Austrian Mint. Founded in 1194 by Duke Leopold V, the mint is a subsidiary today of the National Bank of Austria. Thomas Pesendorfer, the Austrian Mint’s Chief Engraver, designed the obverse and reverse of the gold coins which now feature as the designs for the Silver Philharmonic and Platinum Philharmonic as well.
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