An excellent addition to any collection, the Austrian or ‘Vienna” Gold Philharmonic is pressed in 1 troy ounce of .9999 fine gold. The 1 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin is available from random years of issue from GoldClub Direct.
In 1989, when the coins were originally introduced, Austria was using the Austrian Schilling as its national currency. When the Eurozone launched its common economy and Currency in 2002, the Euro was adopted as Austria’s acceptable currency, changing the face value of the Gold Philharmonic from 2,000 Schilling to 100 Euros.
The Gold Philharmonic appears almost identical to the silver counterpart, both minted in commemoration of the renowned Vienna Philharmonic symphony. As the Austrian Mint has existed for over 800 years, the process for examining and individually verifying quality has been painstakingly perfected to only produce coins of the highest quality. One of the most intriguing gold bullion coins, the Philharmonic’s desirability has become supported by its continued high sales numbers.
Launching in 1989, the Austrian Mint released the gold bullion coins first in the series. The series started with 1 oz and 1/4 oz gold, later expanding to include a 1/10 oz coin in 1991, a 1/2 oz coin in 1994, and a 1/25 oz coin in 2014. The Silver Philharmonic was introduced in 2008 with a 1 oz weight as the only option. A 1 oz platinum coin debuted in 2016 and was followed by a 1/25 oz platinum coin in 2017.
All of the 1 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins are available to you in uncirculated condition. These coins do not come directly from the mint, leading to the possibility of wear and tear. Coins in this series are available individually in protective plastic flips. Multiples in this series ship within plastic tubes of 10 coins or Monster Boxes of 100 coins.
Presented as vivid orchestral instruments ranging from strings such as violins and harps to Viennese horns, the reverse begins to crescendo as a celebration of Austrian culture, past and present. On the obverse of Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coins is a depiction of the pipe organ found in the Musikverein. The Musikverein is also known as the Golden Concert Hall and is the venue where the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs when it is in the capital city of Austria.
Designed by Thomas Pesendorfer, the Philharmonic has rapidly become one of the most recognizable gold coins. The obverse face also features the year, weight, and fineness of ‘1 ounce Fine Gold’, along with the legal face value of 100 Euros.
It’s no wonder the gold Austrian Philharmonic coins are the most popular European gold bullion coins.
This listing is for 1 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins of various dates (1989-2022) each containing .9999 pure gold. The Austrian Mint is the official sovereign mint of the government of Austria and is one of the few in Europe authorized to produce Euros for the common currency zone of the European Union.