The Austrian Mint is the official sovereign mint of the Republic of Austria. One of Europe’s oldest operating mints, the Austrian Mint issued the nation’s first official bullion coin series in 1989 with the debut of the Gold Philharmonics. The Gold Philharmonics offer 1 oz gold alongside four fractional-ounce coins.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip or a tube of 10 coins!
- 33rd year of availability for the 1 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonics!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of 100 Euro backed by the federal government of Austria.
- A depiction of the Great Organ from the Golden Concert Hall is on the obverse.
- There is a collection of musical instruments on the reverse of the coins.
- Artwork by Thomas Pesendorfer.
Each 2021 1 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic in this listing at Silver.com comes with individual packaging or tubes for multiples. Individual coins are available inside of protective plastic flips, while multiples of 10 gold coins come in tubes. All of the coins available here come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The Gold Austrian Philharmonics debuted over the course of several years. The 1989 release of the coins included a 1 oz gold coin and 1/4 oz gold coin. In 1991, the Austrian Mint issued the 1/10 oz gold coin for the first time. The 1/2 oz gold coin was the last of the traditional fractional-ounce coins introduced with its 1994 debut. In 2014, the Austrian Mint marked the 25th anniversary of the series with the release of a 1/25 oz gold coin. It proved so popular, the mint left the coin in the regular release schedule each year.
A depiction of the Great Organ is found on the obverse face of the 2021 1 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonics. This musical instrument is built into the structure of the Golden Concert Hall, or Musikverein, the hall in which the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs in the capital city of Austria.
There is a collection of eight musical instruments in the reverse design of 2021 Gold Austrian Philharmonics. The design field includes a large cello at the center that features two violins on either side. The background field features a French horn, a bassoon, and a harp.
The Austrian Mint produces the Gold Austrian Philharmonics as of 2002 with face values of Euro, replacing the previously issued Gold Philharmonics with Austrian Schillings as the face value. The Austrian Mint is authorized to produce Euro currencies for the Eurozone, but the face value of these Gold Philharmonics is considered legal tender only in Austria and not throughout the Eurozone.
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