While gold and silver bullion coins are common offerings from sovereign mints, platinum coins have seen slower adoption in major coin programs. For example, 2016 saw the addition to platinum coins in two long-running programs. Among them was the Austrian Mint’s addition of a Platinum Philharmonic coin. The 2019 1 oz Platinum Austrian Philharmonic Coin is currently available to you for online purchase at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of protective packages or tubes of 10 coins!
- Fourth release of the Platinum Austrian Philharmonic coin!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of €100 (Euros) by Austria.
- The Great Organ from the Musikverein features on the obverse.
- Musical instruments used in the Vienna Philharmonic are found on the reverse.
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra dates to the mid-19th century in one of Europe’s beloved cultural capitals: Vienna, Austria. Though the orchestra was formally founded in 1842, there are historical records showing that orchestral performances took place in the city on a regular basis starting as early as the 1830s.
In 1989, the Austrian Mint introduced the Austrian Philharmonic Coin Series with its cultural treasure as the focal point of the design elements. The series launched with a 1 oz and 1/4 oz gold coin. Later additions included a 1/2 oz gold coin, 1/10 oz gold coin, 1/25 oz gold coin, and a 1 oz silver coin. The Platinum Philharmonic Coin was the most recent addition, joining the series in 2016.
On the obverse of all 2019 1 oz Platinum Austrian Philharmonic Coins is the image of the Great Organ. This massive instrument is found within the Golden Concert Hall. The orchestra hall is also known as the Musikverein and is located in the nation’s capital city of Vienna within the Innere Stadt neighborhood.
The reverse of 2019 Platinum Austrian Philharmonics features a collection of musical instruments. These instruments are a sampling of those commonly used by the members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and include a cello, violins, flute, harp, bassoon, and a horn. Engravings on both sides of the coin are in German, which is the official language of Austria.
These 2019 1 oz Platinum Austrian Philharmonic Coins are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The Platinum Philharmonics are shipped inside of protective packaging or mint tubes of 10 coins.
The Austrian Mint strikes all versions of the Philharmonic Coins. Austrian Mint Chief Engraver Thomas Pesendorfer designed the artwork for the series in 1989 and his designs are depicted on all versions of the coin.
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