The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the great cultural gifts to the world today, and while its musicians have inspired generations, its importance to the nation of Austria is captured brilliantly on the nations official sovereign coin. The 2017 1 oz Colorized Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin is available online today from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule.
- 10th release of Austrian Silver Philharmonics!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 1.50 (Euros) by Austria.
- Obverse features the pipe organ from the Musikverein concert hall.
- Reverse bears the colorized image of musical instruments used by the Vienna Philharmonic.
Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins were introduced in 2008, nearly 20 years after its gold counterpart. The coins share the same obverse and reverse designs from the gold version of the coin, which were created in 1989 by Austrian Mint Chief Engraver Thomas Pesendorfer. Today it is easily one of, if not the most, popular coin programs in continental Europe.
Emporium Hamburg is a private, third-party coin dealer that specializes in adding brilliant colorized finishes to popular coin programs. Again in 2017 the company is taking some of the worlds most popular silver bullion coins and adding real-life colors to the reverse designs of each popular series, giving the coins a new look and feel that attracts certain groups of investors.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 oz Colorized Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin youll find the colorized image of the cornucopia of musical instruments used by the members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The cello and violins have a wooden hue, while the brass and wind instruments have golden and bronze finishes.
The obverse of the Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin bears the image of the pipe organ found inside the Musikverein. The concert hall that houses all the orchestras home performances is located in the Innere Stadt neighborhood of Vienna, the capital of the country.
The 2017 1 oz Colorized Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins available here today are in BU condition. Coins in this condition have no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
The Austrian Mint is the original production facility of all Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins, but as mentioned above, these products with a colorized finish come directly from Emporium Hamburg.
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