Europe’s most popular coin is, without question, the Austrian Silver Philharmonic coin. Introduced only recently in 2008, it grew out of the popularity of its gold counterpart, which had a nearly two-decade head start in production. Today, the Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion from varied years of production in BU condition.
- Ships to you in an individual flip, mint tubes of 20 coins, or boxes of 500 coins.
- Official bullion coin of Austria.
- Available since 2008.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of €1.50 (Euros) is fully backed by the government of Austria.
- Design from Thomas Pesendorfer.
- Obverse features the Musikverein Golden Hall’s Great Organ.
- Reverse includes a variety of musical instruments.
- BU specimens.
Each of the Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coins in this product listing is a Brilliant Uncirculated specimen. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process. JM Bullion cannot guarantee the specific year of issue you’ll receive with your purchase, but can note that all coins will come from the mintage range of 2008 to 2016.
Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins have experienced extensive growth in popularity since their introduction, becoming the most popular silver bullion coin program in continental Europe. Following an initial release of 7.73 million in 2008, mintage soared consecutively through 2011 to a high of 17.8 million that year.
The Austrian Silver Philharmonic’s obverse design depicts the pipe organ found inside the Musikverein concert hall in the Innere Stadt neighborhood of Vienna, the national capital of Austria.
On the reverse of all Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins is the image of numerous musical instruments used by members of the orchestra. Included in the design are a harp, violin, cello, flute, bassoon, and French horn. Both designs came from Thomas Pesendorfer, Chief Engraver of the Austrian Mint. He created these images originally in 1989 for the Austrian Gold Philharmonic coin program.
The Austrian Mint is the official sovereign mint of the nation of Austria. Though it produces Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins with a face value in Euros and strikes commonzone currency for the economic bloc, these coins are not recognized as legal tender outside of Austria.
If you have questions, we encourage you to contact the JM Bullion customer service team. You can reach us on the phone at 800-276-6508, online using our live web chat, and via our email address.