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The Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coins are also known as Vienna Philharmonic or simply "Philharmonic". Available in gold, silver or platinum and minted by the Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich AG). The name is derived from the world renowned Vienna Philharmonic orchestra, which is the central focus of design on both sides of the coins.
Introduced in 1989 with a face value of 2,000 Austrian Schillings, the gold Philharmonic has a 999.9 fineness (24 carat), it is one of the worlds most popular and known bullion coin. Initially available in two sizes, 1oz and 1/4oz, by 1990 it was the best selling bullion coin in Europe and second in the world. In 1991 and 1994, the sizes were expanded to include 1/10 oz and 1/2 oz.
Throughout most of Europe, the gold bullion coin is VAT free, and production varies annually depending on demand.
The main image features the pipe organ in the Vienna Musikverein's Golden Hall, and the obverse shows instruments of the Vienna Philharmonic, the horn, basson, harp and four violins and a cello.
Legal tender in Austria, it is currently the only European bullion coin with a face value in Euros.
You may also be interested in:
- 1/2 oz Philharmonics (Gold)
- 1/4 oz Philharmonics (Gold)
- 1/10 oz Philharmonics (Gold)
- 1 oz Philharmonics (Silver)
- Austrian Gold Ducats/ Coronas/ Florins & Schillings
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