The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was formally put together in 1842, making it one of the world’s greatest treasures as a long-running orchestra that has performed for generations of people throughout Europe and across the world. Today, the 2018 ½ oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin is available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic flip or mint tube of 10 coins!
- 24th issue of 1/2 oz Gold Philharmonic coins from the Austrian Mint!
- Contains ½ Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Face value of 50 (Euro) is fully backed by Austria’s government.
- Obverse includes a look at the Musikverein Pipe Organ.
- Reverse offers a collection of musical instruments used in concerts.
- Designs created in 1989 by Thomas Pesendorfer.
Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins debuted in 1989 from the Austrian Mint. Originally available that first year in 1 oz gold and a 1/4 oz gold, the 1/2 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic is actually one of the newer options in the series. It was introduced in 1994, after the 1991 release of the 1/10 oz coin in the series but before the 2014 introduction of a 1/25 oz coin.
Today, the Austrian Philharmonic bullion coin series has grown to include two other metals. Nearly 20 years after its introduction in gold, a 1 oz silver coin was introduced in 2008. More recently, the Austrian Platinum Philharmonic coin made its debut in 2016.
All 2018 ½ oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins in this offering are in BU condition. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, but production flaws are a possibility. These include issues ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks.
On the reverse of all Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins is a collection of musical instruments famed for their use with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Included in the array is a cello in the center, flanked around all sides by a bassoon, Vienna horn, harp, and four violins. Engravings include the name of the Vienna Philharmonic in German.
The obverse of the 2018 ½ oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin features the Musikverein Pipe Organ. This popular, large instrument, is found inside the Golden Music Hall in Innere Stadt, a borough of the nation’s capital city of Vienna. This face has engravings that include the weight and nation of issue in German, along with the metal content, purity, year of issue, and face value.
All Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins are produced by the Austrian Mint. A subsidiary of the National Bank of Austria, the Austrian Mint was originally opened in 1194 by Duke Leopold V of Austria.
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