The Austrian Mint issues the Austrian Philharmonic Coin Series on an annual basis in seven weights and three metallic options. The platinum and silver bullion versions of the coin have just 1 oz options, but if you buy gold in the series you’ll find five weights to choose from when purchasing. Right now, 2019 1/2 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of protective plastic packaging or mint tubes of 10 coins!
- 30th anniversary year for the Gold Austrian Philharmonic!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of €50 (Euros) backed by the government of Austria.
- The Golden Concert Hall’s Great Organ is on the coin’s obverse.
- A selection of musical instruments is found on the coin’s reverse.
Each of the 2019 1/2 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coins available to purchase here today comes in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are issued by the Austrian Mint for individual purchase inside of protective packaging or for bulk purchase inside of mint tubes containing 10 coins.
Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins were the first issued in the series. The 1989 debut of the coins included a 1 oz gold and 1/4 oz gold coin. The first addition to the program came in 1991 with the release of a 1/10 oz gold coin. These 1/2 oz Gold Philharmonics were first issued in 1994 and followed later by a 1 oz Silver Philharmonic in 2008, a 1/25 oz Gold Philharmonic in 2014, and finally the 1 oz Platinum Philharmonic in 2016.
On the obverse of all 2019 1/2 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coins, you’ll find the image of the Great Organ. This is located inside the Golden Concert Hall in Vienna’s Innere Stadt neighborhood. The national capital of Austria, Vienna is home to the cultural gem that is the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Formed in 1842, it has delighted locals and visitors alike for more than 170 years now.
The reverse of 2019 Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coins includes the design of musical instruments. These represent some of the most commonly used instruments by members of the orchestra and include a cello, four violins, a harp, a flute, a bassoon, and a horn. The design of Austrian Philharmonic coins comes from Austrian Mint Chief Engraver Thomas Pesendorfer.
Founded in 1195 by Duke Leopold V, the Austrian Mint is the official sovereign mint of the Republic of Austria. Leopold V founded the mint using 15 tonnes of silver paid to him by England’s Richard the Lionheart (King Richard I) as a ransom for his troops’ safe passage upon returning from the Crusades in the Middle East.
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