Europe’s most popular coin is, without question, the Austrian Silver Philharmonic coin. Introduced only recently in 2008, it grew out of the popularity of its gold counterpart, which had a nearly two-decade head start in production. Today, the Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin is available to purchase from Gold Club Direct from random years of production in BU condition.
Each of the Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coins in this product listing is a Brilliant Uncirculated specimen. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process. Gold Club Direct cannot guarantee the specific year of issue you’ll receive with your purchase, but can note that all coins will come from the mintage range of 2008 to 2016.
Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coins have experienced extensive growth in popularity since their introduction, becoming the most popular silver bullion coin program in continental Europe. Following an initial release of 7.73 million in 2008, mintage soared consecutively through 2011 to a high of 17.8 million that year.
The Austrian Silver Philharmonic’s obverse design depicts the pipe organ found inside the Musikverein concert hall in the Innere Stadt neighborhood of Vienna, the national capital of Austria.
On the reverse of all Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins is the image of numerous musical instruments used by members of the orchestra. Included in the design are a harp, violin, cello, flute, bassoon, and French horn. Both designs came from Thomas Pesendorfer, Chief Engraver of the Austrian Mint. He created these images originally in 1989 for the Austrian Gold Philharmonic coin program.