The Austrian Philharmonic Coin Series is one of, if not the most, popular coin programs minted on the European continent. Available in gold since 1989, these coins feature the same obverse and reverse designs each year. Today, the 2017 1/25 oz Australian Gold Philharmonic Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a plastic flipor mint tube of 20 coins.
- 4th year of issue for 1/25 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins!
- Contains 1/25 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Face value of 4 (Euros) is fully backed by Austria’s government.
- Obverse bears the image of the Musikverein Pipe Organ.
- Reverse features a cornucopia musical instruments.
The 1/25 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins were introduced by the Austrian Mint in 2014 to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the coin program’s unveiling. The Austrian Gold Philharmonic debuted in 1989 with a 1 oz and 1/4 oz coin available to purchase. In 2008, the program expanded to include a Silver Philharmonic and in 2016 a Platinum Philharmonic was introduced as well.
Each of the 2017 1/25 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins in this listing has a BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear on the surfaces, though you may notice minor flaws that include breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks as a result of striking during the production process.
On the obverse of the Austrian Gold Philharmonic coin is the image of the pipe organ found inside the Musikverein Golden Hall. Located in the Innere Stadt neighborhood of Vienna, it is home to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
The reverse of all 2017 1/25 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins features a grouping of musical instruments used by members of the orchestra. These include a bassoon, cello, violins, and even a French horn.
Duke Leopold V of Austria founded the Austrian Mint in 1194 with a payment of 15 tonnes of silver from King Richard Lionheart of England, whose troops needed safe passage through Austria on their return from the Crusades.
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