The Austrian Philharmonic coin, also known in European collectors’ markets as the Vienna Philharmonic coin, was first minted in 1989. It features a forgery-proof design in ethically-sourced gold and is known for its eco-friendly production process, and unlimited mintages have ensured consistent availability which has helped to make this the most successful investment coin and Europe. A prized production of the Austrian Mint, the Austrian Philharmonics struck in 2002 and afterward are known as the leading gold bullion coins with a Euro-denominated value, while earlier coins feature a face value in Schillings. Such is the case with the third release in this collection, 1991 1 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin now available from JM Bullion.
- Comes in a protective plastic flip!
- Third release in the series, struck in 1991 by the Austrian Mint!
- Announced mintage of only 233,500 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 Pure Gold.
- Face value of 2000 Schilling backed by the Austrian Republic.
- Obverse field features the pipe organ from the Goldener Saal of the Viennese Musikverein.
- Reverse field features an iconic grouping of orchestral instruments.
The Austrian Philharmonic coin was designed to present one of the most famed symbols of Austria’s national identity, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Since its founding in 1842, the Orchestra has manifested a tradition of excellence, longevity, and identification with the most talented musicians and composers of multiple different eras. As Richard Strauss once put it: “All praise of the Vienna Philharmonic reveals itself as understatement.” This exalted reputation made the orchestra a natural subject for an Austrian investment coin.
The 1991 1 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin ships in a plastic flip, with each shipment fully insured against mishap by the team at JM Bullion. Its value is backed by the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, of which the Austrian Mint is a division, and certified by the LBMA and the OECD.
The coin’s obverse field features the famous pipe organ seen in the background at the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual New Year concerts. It’s accompanied by the lettering “REPUBLIK OSTERREICH,” “1 UNZE GOLD 999.9,” “1991” and “2000 SCHILLING.”
Its reverse field displays eight iconic instruments used in the orchestra: four violins appear on either side of a cello in the foreground, and a Viennese horn, a bassoon, and a harp form the background. This is accompanied by the inscription “WIENER PHILHARMONIKER.”
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