The Austrian Philharmonic series of gold and silver coins is one of the most popular in the world, and is one of mainland Europes strongest performers in the precious metals industry. Introduced in 2008, the Austrian Silver Philharmonic coin is the official silver bullion coin of Austria. The 2017 Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin is available to you now online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic flip.
- 10th release of Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 1.50 (Euros) by the Austrian government.
- Features 24-karat gold gilded finish!
- Obverse includes the Golden Halls Great Organ.
- Reverse bears a collection of musical instruments.
The Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin is a celebration of the nations beloved Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. First formed in 1842, the orchestra is a cultural icon for Austrians and is regularly considered to be one of the finest performing orchestras in the world today.
Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins were introduced in 2008, nearly 20 years after the 1989 introduction of the Austrian Gold Philharmonic coin. While the gold counterparts originally had Austrian Schillings for its face value, the Silver Philharmonic has always been issued with Euros as the face value.
On the obverse of all 2017 Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coins is the image of the Great Organ found inside of the Musikverein Golden Hall. Located in the Innere Stadt borough of Vienna, the national capital, all home performances by the Vienna Philharmonic occur in this building.
The reverse of the 2017 Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin includes a collection of musical instruments commonly used by the members of the orchestra. Included in the design are a harp, violin, cello, flute bassoon, and French horn. All engravings on both sides of the coin are in German, the official language of Austria.
Austrian Mint Chief Engraver Thomas Pesendorfer is the designer behind the images on both the obverse and reverse of the 2017 Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin, which bears the same design figures found on the coins since the 1989 introduction of the gold coin program.
The 2017 Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coins listed here have a 24-karat gold finish applied to select instruments on the coins reverse, namely two of the violins and the harp, as well as the engraving Wiener Philharmoniker. Additionally, each is in BU condition. This indicates there is no wear and tear on the coin, though you may notice minor flaws like breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from coining.
These coins are originally struck by the Austrian Mint, but this limited offering of 5,000 coins comes from the German third-party dealers at Emporium Hamburg. A small collection was purchased and the 24-karat gold gilded finish applied.
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