One of the two original weights in the Gold Philharmonic Series is the 1/4 oz gold coin. With a unique rollout that started with 1 oz gold and 1/4 oz gold, the Gold Philharmonics eventually expanded to include 1/10 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1/25 oz gold coins, in that order, over the course of time. Right now, 2021 1/4 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonics are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in protective plastic flips or mint tubes of 20!
- 33rd available coin in the 1/4 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic weight!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of 25 (Euro) backed by the federal government of Austria.
- The obverse side captures the Great Pipe Organ.
- On the reverse is a collection of musical instruments.
Each 2021 1/4 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic in this product listing comes in Brilliant Uncirculated condition from the Austrian Mint. The coins in the 1/4 oz gold weight are packaged individually inside of plastic flips or in mint tubes of 20 gold coins.
The Austrian Mint issues the Gold Austrian Philharmonics each year to meet investor demand, meaning that mintages fluctuate based on demand. By in large, the series has seen its mintages ebb and flow in much the same pattern as other major bullion collections. For example, periods of increased demand due to market volatility occurred in 2008 and 2009 during the Great Recession, and again in 2015. For example, the highest mintages in this weight occurred during its early years from 1989 to 1992, again from 2008 to 2011, and more recently in 2015 and 2016.
The obverse side of 2021 1/4 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonics features a depiction of the Great Pipe Organ in the Musikverein. The Great Pipe Organ currently in the building was installed in 1907 by Rieger Orgelbau, replacing the original pipe organ from 1872 that had been built and installed by Friedrich Ladegast.
On the reverse field of the 2021 Gold Austrian Philharmonic is a collection of musical instruments used by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Vienna Philharmonic consists of professional musician selected from the Vienna State Opera and commonly use instruments such as the cello, violin, bassoon, harp, and Vienna horn.
The Austrian Mint introduced the Gold Philharmonics in 1989. The designs on the obverse and reverse were created in 1989 by Thomas Pesendorfer, the Chief Engraver at the Austrian Mint. The designs have remained the same since that time and feature on the gold, silver, and platinum versions of the coin.
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