There is no coin from mainland Europe more popular than the Austrian Silver Philharmonic. With a design inspired by the country’s cultural icon, the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra, these silver bullion coins have quickly become a must-have coin for numismatists around the world. Right now, JM Bullion offers the 2016 Austrian Silver Philharmonic coin in near-perfect condition.
- 9th annual striking of the Austrian Silver Philharmonic.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Part of the Early Release collection.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of €1.50 (Euros) by the Austrian government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Designed by Thomas Pesendorfer.
Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins feature the same design used on the gold counterpart, which was introduced nearly a decade earlier in 1989. Thomas Pesendorfer created the design used on the gold coins with the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra serving as inspiration.
Each of the 2016 Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins in this product listing is a near-perfect coin with an MS69 grade from the NGC. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original luster from the mint, but also show a maximum of two minor detracting flaws, such as miniscule contact marks.
On the obverse face of the coin is the image of the pipe organ from within the Musikverein Golden Music Hall in Vienna. Located in the Innere Stadt neighborhood, this is the home theater for Vienna Philharmonic performances.
The reverse side of all Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins features a cornucopia of musical instruments. The selction of instruments visible includes such items as the French horn, bassoon, and flute, and features only instruments used by members of the orchestra.
Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins, like many silver bullion coins, are only available in the 1 oz weight from the Austrian Mint. Mintage figures have risen each year for most of the coin’s short history, with 2012 marking the only down year in mintage. Every other year has seen year-over-year increases in production.
The Austrian Mint is the official sovereign mint of Austria, and was founded in 1194 by Duke Leopold V. Today it is one of the numerous mints authorized to produce official Eurozone currency.
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