One of the most popular coins from the European continent is the Austrian Gold Philharmonic. Introduced in 1989, this coin series has spanned the transition from Austrian schillings to the unified Euro currency used in the European Union. Today it remains as one of the top-selling gold bullion coins in the market. Right now, ½ oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside protective plastic.
- Available since 1994 in ½ oz weight!
- Contains ½ Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of €50 (Euro) backed by the government of Austria.
- Obverse includes the Musikverein Pipe Organ.
- Reverse features various musical instruments used by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Designs from Thomas Pesendorfer.
Each ½ oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though minor flaws from the coining process are possible. These flaws are limited to minor issues such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks.
Thomas Pesendorfer is the Chief Engraver of the Austrian Mint, and created the imagery used on the Gold Philharmonic upon its release in 1989. To this day, the Silver and Platinum Philharmonic coins used the same design Pesendorfer created for both sides back in 1989 with no changes other than the denomination of the face values.
In this product listing, JM Bullion offers you the chance to purchase a ½ oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic coin. Each one contains .9999 pure gold content with a face value of 50 (Euro). The random years of issue range from the 1994 introduction of the ½ oz coin to the latest release. JM Bullion cannot guarantee the year of issue you’ll receive, with coins sold based upon availability in our warehouse when your order is fulfilled for shipping.
On the obverse of the ½ oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin is the image of the Musikverein Pipe Organ. Located inside the Golden Hall, it is a centerpiece of all performances by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
The reverse of the Gold Philharmonic Coin features a collection of musical instruments used by members of the orchestra during performances. Included in the design are the Vienna horn, bassoon, harp, and four violins. All of these instruments are centered on the image of a cello.
The Austrian Mint is the official sovereign mint of the nation, and was founded back in 1194 by Leopold V. Leopold reportedly used 15 tonnes of silver paid by England’s Richard the Lionheart for safe passage on his return from the Crusades with his armies in the Middle East.
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