The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1842, making it one of the longest-running musical performance groups in modern history. The orchestra is considered among the world’s finest and is an extreme source of pride for the people of Austria. It was a natural choice for the nation’s official bullion coins, the Austrian Philharmonic. Right now, 2018 1 oz Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in protective plastic, mint tubes of 20 coins, or Monster boxes of 500 coins.
- 11th issue of the Austrian Silver Philharmonic coin!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of €1.50 (Euros) backed by the government of Austria.
- Obverse includes the image of the Great Organ in the Golden Hall.
- Reverse features a collection of musical instruments from the orchestra.
- Design from Thomas Pessendorfer.
All 2018 1 oz Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coins are available in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, but it is possible for minor flaws to be present. These include potential breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the coining process at the mint.
The Austrian Silver Philharmonic debuted in 2008, nearly two decades after the Austrian Gold Philharmonic was introduced. The coins, like many other silver bullion offerings, are only available in the 1 oz weight. The coins ship in individual plastic for single purchases, mint-sealed tubes of 20 coins, or Monster Boxes of 500 coins sealed into 25 different tubes. Individual tubes and the Monster Box feature Austrian Mint tamper-evident seals.
On the obverse of the 2018 1 oz Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin is the image of the Great Organ. A fixture of the orchestra, the organ is located inside of the Golden Hall in Vienna, which is known as the Musikverein and is located in the Innere Stadt borough of Vienna, the national capital of Austria.
To honor the members of the orchestra, the Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin’s reverse side features a collection of the musical instruments used during performances. Specifically speaking, you’ll find a harp, violin, cello, flute, bassoon, and the French horn. Engravings on both sides of the coin are featured in both English and German, the official language of Austria.
All 2018 Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coins are produced by the Austrian Mint. Founded in 1194 by Duke Leopold V of Austria, the mint is the official sovereign mint of the nation and is a subsidiary of the National Bank of Austria. It coins both bullion coinage for the nation as well as the Austrian Euro coins.
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