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An excellent addition to any collection, the Austrian or ‘Vienna” Gold Philharmonic is pressed brilliantly in 1/2 troy ounce of .9999 fine Gold. Straight from the Austrian mint, Philharmonics arrive brilliant uncirculated and are delivered in the same condition.
The Gold Philharmonic appears almost identical to the silver counterpart, both minted in commemoration of the renown 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 1 oz silver as the only option. Since then, a 1 oz platinum coin debuted in 2016 and was followed by a 1/25 oz platinum coin in 2017.
All of the 2022 1/2 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins are available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Coins in this series are available individually in protective flips. Multiples in this series ship with plastic tubes of 10 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 2022 Austrian Gold 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 Austrian design has rapidly become one of the most recognizable gold coins. The face also features the Year, the weight and fineness of ‘1/2 ounce Fine Gold’, along with the legal face value of 50 Euros. An interesting fact to note is that the Philharmonic is one of the only silver coins where no pagan images appear.
The reverse field of 2022 1/2 oz Gold Philharmonic Coins includes a design with various musical instruments. The field includes a cello at the center with two violins flanking it on either side. Behind it, you will find a bassoon, a harp, and a French horn.
It’s no wonder the gold Austrian Philharmonic coins are the most popular European gold bullion coins.