This 2015 Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin has been certified and graded by the NGC to be in near perfect MS69 condition.The Early Release label designates that these coins were received by NGC within the first 30 days of the coins release. The 2015 Silver Philharmonic Coin contains 1 troy ounce of .999 pure silver and a 1.50 Euro face value. An MS69 grade from the NGC is used to identify coins with a sharp strike, and no more than two blemishes.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Has a face value of 1.50 Euros.
- Minted at the Austrian Mint.
- Given a near-perfect MS69 grade by the NGC.
- Part of the Early Release series.
- Features the iconic Musikverein Hall in Vienna, Austria and orchestra instruments.
Arts and culture are often held up as defining characteristics of any society. There is no greater symbol of cultural achievement and artistic growth than the Vienna Philharmonic. Perhaps the worlds most well-known and respected orchestra, the group has been performing from its home theater in Vienna since 1842. Each year, the Austrian Mint honors the Philharmonic through imagery used on the nations silver bullion coin, the Austrian Silver Philharmonic.
The first Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coins were struck in 2008, and it hasnt taken long for collectors to fall in love. The coin is already one of the most popular in Europe, with a global following that is strong in North American and Japan. Starting in 2002, the Austrian Mint began producing the coins with a face value in Euros, rather than Schillings, following the widespread adoption of the Eurozone currency. However, the Austrian Philharmonic is the only European bullion coin with the face value in Euros, and remains legal tender only in Austria.
On the obverse side of the coin is a depiction of the pipe organ from the Musikverein Hall in Vienna, Austria. The official name of the country, Republic of Austria, is engraved on this side in German. The reverse side bears the image of numerous instruments used by members of the Vienna Orchestra. Included in the design are four violins, a cello, bassoon, harp, and horn. The Austrian Mints chief engraver, Thomas Pesendorfer, designed the images used on both sides of the coin.
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