The Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin Series is one of the best-selling gold coins for sale around the world. Designed by the Chief Engraver of the Austrian Mint, the Austrian Gold Philharmonic is inspired by the Austrian national treasure, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Right now, 2008 1 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins are available to purchase online at JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside individual plastic flips!
- 20th year of issue in the 1 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Series!
- Final mintage of 715,842 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of 100 Euros backed by the federal government of Austria.
- The obverse features the Great Pipe Organ.
- On the reverse is a collection of musical instruments.
- Artwork from Thomas Pesendorfer.
Each 2008 1 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin is available to you with an individual plastic flip. These coins were issued for the 20th time in 2008, but the 2008 release of Gold Philharmonics was largely overshadowed by the debut of a new option in the series. 2008 marked the first release of 1 oz Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coins.
Despite the arrival of the silver bullion version of the coin, the 2008 Austrian Gold Philharmonic remained popular among its devoted base of gold bullion investors. The mintage of 715,842 coins in 2008 was the highest the series had seen to date and surpassed the next closest issue, to date, by almost 80,000 coins.
The obverse side of 2008 Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin comes with a depiction of the Great Pipe Organ. This musical instrument is permanently installed within the Musikverein, the concert hall where the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs when it is in the capital city of Vienna. The Great Pipe Organ is the third such organ installed in the concert hall following its completion in the 1870s.
On the reverse face of the 2008 1 oz Gold Philharmonic, you will find an image of musical instruments. This depiction shows a cluster of instruments centered on a large cello. This is flanked on each side by two violins, with a bassoon, a harp, and a French horn in the background field.
If you have any questions about these Gold Philharmonics, please don’t hesitate to ask. JM Bullion customer service is available to assist you at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via our email address.