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Austrian Gold Philharmonics Coins

Austrian gold Philharmonic coins are one of the most highly regarded coins in the world. These Vienna philharmonic coins symbolize the unparalleled gold recognition of this world’s most renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is recognized as one of the most prestigious symphonic ensembles in the whole world.

One of the reasons why the Austrian gold coins have become so popular is due to their high quality and beautiful design. The designs are very artistic and the combination of Austrian influences along with European influences are very appealing to many collectors and investors. You will find that there are several different styles and types available to choose from, so it is important to take your time when choosing your Austrian Philharmonic gold bullion coins.

History of Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coins

The Austrian Mint issued the Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin on 10 October 1989 as a tribute to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Austrian Mint’s mintage varies according to the demand for gold coins. These gold coins are considered a glamorous product with high demand in history. For instance, in 1990, Vienna philharmonic coins were well-known as top-selling European products and 2nd top-selling bullion coins worldwide. Whereas others, the demanding year was 1992, 1995, 1996, and 2000. In the first year, the Austrian Mint debuted these gold coins in 1 oz and 1/4 oz size denominations. The original face value of the 1 oz Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coins was 2,000 Austrian shillings. The Austrian Mint became a publicly-traded company in the same year. The Vienna Philharmonic Bullion Coins are the legal tender in Austria and are made from 99.99%fine gold. Since their first issue, philharmonic gold coins have become popular among investors and collectors. And they are considered the perfect-selling gold coins in the world.

In today’s world, the Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins are one of the few gold coins produced in large quantities in Europe. These gold coins are rare in comparison to other gold coins because it is one of the few Austrian gold coins with a face in Euros. The Austrian Philharmonic coin was voted the world’s best-selling gold coin by the World Gold Council in 1992, 1995, and 1996.

In 2002, after the adoption of the euro in Austria, the face value of the one-ounce coin was changed to €100. The 1 oz version of these gold coins carries the unique distinction of having the largest diameter in the world for its size and purity. The Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins are available in several fractional sizes, such as 1 ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce, 1/10 ounce & 1/25 ounce. And each of these coins features similar images found on 1 oz coins. Moreover, the design pattern remained the same, like American Gold Eagle and Canadian Gold Maple Leaf bullion coins. 

The Austrian Mint produces glamorous designs that are only available for a limited time. The “Big Phil,” released in 2004 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Philharmonic coin series, is one such coin. It has a face value of €100,000 and 1,000 Troy ounces of .9999 pure gold. Only 15 coins were made, making them extremely valuable to collectors.

And due to the continuously high demand for philharmonic coins, the Austrian mint produced 20 oz coins in 2009 also marks 20 years of production. The Austrian Mint produced three sets of 2,009 coins, each targeting a specific market: European, American, and Japanese, with one quantity per market.

Design of Gold Vienna Philharmonic Coins

The Austrian Mint hired the Chief engraver Thomas Pesendorfer to design the official Austrian Gold Philharmonic. In 1989, Pesendorfer came up with a design that featured the cultural pride Austrians have in their beloved orchestra.

On the obverse, the Wiener Philharmoniker gold coin features the Great Organ of the Golden Hall in one of Austria’s most famous concert halls, the Musikverein. Above the great organ, the German engravings, the native tongue of Austria, which read “Republik Oesterreich” which means “The Republic of Austria” in English is engraved. This side of the coins includes some other German engraving at the bottom which read “Unze Gold 9999,” and the coin’s weight, face value, and year of issue.

The gold philharmonic coins’ reverse display a variety of musical instruments used by members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The array of the musical instrument includes a large cello in the center with two violins on either side. In the background, you will notice a harp, horn, and bassoon. The German engraving which read “Wiener Philharmoniker is just engraved above the musical instruments.

Composition and Specification of Austrian Gold Philharmonics coins

The Vienna Philharmonic Gold coins are among the most highly regarded collectors coins in the world. These gold coins contain 99.99% fine gold. These gold coins are among the purest gold coins in the world as no metals other than gold are added to the philharmonic to improve their wear resistance.

The Austrian Gold Philharmonics are available in the following denominations: 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/25 oz. They are similar in design except for the markings on the reverse side that identify the weight and face value of the coins.

  1. 1 Ounce gold coin: 1 oz Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coin has a diameter of 37 mm and a thickness of 2 mm. These Austrian Gold Coins actually weigh 1.000 troy ounces (31.1030 grams). It bears a face value of €100.
  2. 1/2 Ounce gold coin: 1/2 oz Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coin has a diameter of 28 mm and a thickness of 1.6 mm. These Austrian Gold Coins actually weigh 1/2 troy ounces (15.55 grams). It bears a face value of €50.
  3. 1/4 Ounce gold coin: 1/4 oz Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coin has a diameter of 22 mm and a thickness of 1.2 mm. These Austrian Gold Coins actually weigh 1/4 troy ounces (7.78 grams). It bears a face value of €50.
  4. 1/10 Ounce gold coin: 1/10 oz Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coin has a diameter of 16 mm and a thickness of 1.14 mm. These Austrian Gold Coins actually weigh 1/10 troy ounces (3.11 grams). It bears a face value of €10.
  5. 1/25 Ounce gold coin: 1/25 oz Austrian gold philharmonic Coin has a diameter of 13 mm and a thickness of 0.92 mm. These Austrian Gold Coins actually weigh 1/25 troy ounces (1.244 grams). It bears a face value of €4.
Types Denomination Fineness Diameter Thickness Gross Weight Gold Content
1 oz €100 24 carat 99.99% 37 mm 2 mm 1.0000 oz(31.1030 grams) 1.0000 oz(31.1030 grams)
1/2  oz €50 24 carat 99.99% 28mm 1.6 mm 0.5000 troy oz(15.5515 grams) 0.5000 troy oz(15.5515 grams)
1/4  oz €25 24 carat 99.99% 22 mm 1.2 mm 0.2500 troy oz (7.5758 grams) 0.2500 troy oz (7.5758 grams)
1/10  oz €10 24 carat 99.99% 16 mm 1.14 mm 0.100 troy oz (3.1103 grams) 0.100 troy oz (3.1103 grams)
1/25 oz €4 24 carat 99.99% 13 mm 0.92 mm 0.04 troy oz (1.244 grams) 0.04 troy oz (1.244 grams)

Benefits of Owning Austrian Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coins

Some of the benefits of buying Austrian Gold Philharmonic Gold Coins are as follows:

  • The vienna philharmonic gold coins are liquid and internationally recognized all over the world. It is Europe’s first legal tender gold coin, incorporating motifs from the world-famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and has been in continuous production for the past 25 years.
  • Any long-term saver who values the security and stability of owning physical legal tender coins would love these gold philharmonic coins.
  • Gold Philharmonic coins are a great way to diversify your investment portfolio. As gold has a low correlation with other financial assets, Gold Philharmonics can be used to protect a portfolio against market risk.
  • Gold Philharmonics are made from 99.9% fine gold. These gold coins have a particularly lustrous gold color due to a mix of high gold purity and creative design.

Buying Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coins from Bullion Trading LLC

If you want to buy Vienna Philharmonic gold coins, Bullion Trading LLC might be the best place to go. We have them on sale at the best online price.  We also offer other gold bullion commodities, such as gold bars and silver bars at the best price.

If you’re searching for a great deal on Vienna Philharmonic coins, purchasing them from an authorized dealer like Bullion Trading LLC in New York City, USA, is best. This way, you can be sure you’re getting the real deal and not a fake. Reach out to us at 646-362-3536 or for assistance. We are open Mon-Thu 8:30 AM to 4 PM EST and Fri 8:30 AM to 1 PM EST for your convenience.


Are Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins pure gold?

Yes, Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins are made of 99.99% fine gold, which has a face value in euros, is legal tender in Austria, and is minted by the Austrian mint. Moreover, the Great Organ of the Golden Hall in Vienna's Musikverein concert hall is featured on the front of the coin. At the same time, the reverse depicts a collection of musical instruments such as the cello, violin, harp, and bassoon.

Are Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins a good investment?

Austrian gold philharmonic coins were the most popular coin in the 90s; still, these products are in high demand with new varieties of different sizes of bullion products considered safe-haven assets that hold value at a high liquidity rate and hedges against inflation.

Where are Philharmonic coins made?

Philharmonic coins are manufactured by the Austrian mint in Vienna, Austria. They are made with 99.99% fine gold with a wonderful design, available in different sizes and denominations in the market.

Are there fake Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins ?

Yes, there are fake philharmonic coins; Counterfeiters may create counterfeit versions of Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins that closely resemble the genuine ones to trick buyers. To protect yourself from purchasing counterfeit currency, it's advisable to only buy from reputable dealers with a proven track record of selling authentic coins.

Is it better to buy 22k or 24k gold coin?

Your financial situation and investment objectives determine the suitability of Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins. If cost is an issue and durability is essential, 22 karat gold coins may be better. On the other hand, a 24 karat gold coin would be a better choice if you prioritize purity and a softer coin.


Terms & Conditions

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In the event you do not fully understand the terms of this agreement, BULLIONTRADING LLC strongly encourages you to consult with your own experts. BULLION TRADING enters into transactions with customers on the reliance and belief that clients are aware of, understand, and agree to these terms.

These terms and conditions are effective as of March 11, 2022, and are binding to all new and existing customers and users.


The prices for gold, silver, platinum and palladium coins and bars keep on fluctuating because of the risk factors that cause price volatility. The risk factors include political development, war, pandemics, demand, and supply. It is important to keep this in mind when transacting with BULLIONTRADING LLC.

The Ordering Process

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Inquiries are made by customers who are not ready to transact immediately. Customers can contact us or go online at to get current market prices. The price quote and quantity available are subject to change. They can also contact us for guidance on buying and selling bullion coins and bars. You should note that the Price Quotations you receive when inquiring are Estimates because the prices of bullion coins and bars fluctuate daily, and the number of our stock changes all the time.

For example, The U.S Mint sets premium and minimum prices for American Eagles. Prices for American Eagles are determined by the current price of gold, silver, platinum, or palladium. The mint also charges a modest premium to cater to the cost of distribution and marketing. Consequently, the price of bullion coins and bars changes daily as the markets for gold, silver, platinum, and palladium fluctuates. Refer to the United States Mint’s Charges for Authorized Dealers.


Orders are made when customers are ready to transact immediately. The prices you get when ordering bullion coins and bars from us are an accurate reflection of the current market prices. Note that once you place an order, the prices are locked and are no longer subject to market conditions.

An order is placed when you finalized negotiations with our agents and an invoice is generated, not when the payment is made. Ordering and then bailing out or canceling after an invoice is generated makes BULLIONTRADING LLC incur losses. We incur losses because when you place an order, we consider the bullion coin or bar sold and will have hedged ourselves accordingly.

Disclaimer: To protect our company from losses, BULLIONTRADING LLC has implemented a Market Loss Policy.

Market Loss Policy Explained

An order starts when you finalize the deal with our agents, not when the payment is made. We generate an invoice immediately the deal is sealed either through our website or phone. We also count the bullion coin or bar as sold and will have hedged ourselves accordingly.

Customers who place orders, have invoices generated, and then cancel thereafter make us incur losses. To protect ourselves we have implemented a market loss policy. This means that you will incur penalties for ordering, having an invoice generated, and then bailing out. Once an order is placed, prices are locked and not subject to market conditions.

The moment you place an order an invoice is generated. If you cancel, and then gold prices decline you make us incur a loss. It is your responsibility to offset this loss if your order is canceled and your funds are returned. If this happens you will pay for the loss caused by a decline in the price of gold after a sale is made plus a cancellation fee of $35.00. This is our market loss policy.

To remain transparent and protect ourselves from risk we might require credit card information from every customer even if payment will be received through a different channel. We also will ask for immediate confirmation of the amount locked in. This gives us an avenue to compensate ourselves for losses in the event a customer places an order and then fails to pay.

However, if the price of bullion coins and bars stays the same, we usually don’t enforce our market loss policy because we don’t incur losses. If the price goes down we charge a market loss fee which is equal to the amount BULLIONTRADING LLC would have lost because of the unpaid order.


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  • Orders ranging from $1,000 to $5,500 should be paid via any option listed above and must be received within 2 business days from the time the order was made.
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All investments involve risk – bullion coins and bars are no exception. The value of bullion coins (e.g., American Eagles or Maple Leafs) is affected by many economic factors. The current market price of bullion coins and bars is determined by perceived scarcity and other factors. Some of these factors include quality, current demand, and general market sentiment.

The price of bullion coins and bars keeps on fluctuating and this means that they are not a suitable investment for everyone. Since all investments, including bullion coins and bars, can decline in value, you should make an informed decision. It is a good idea to have adequate cash reserves and disposable income before investing in bullion coins and bars.


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