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Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coins

Austrian Philharmonic gold coins are one of the most highly regarded coins in the world. These coins symbolize the unparalleled gold recognitions 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 Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coins on 10 October 1989 as a tribute to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. 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 Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coins was 2,000 Austrian shillings. The Austrian Mint became a publicly-traded company in the same year. The Austrian Gold Philharmonic gold coins are the legal tender in Austria and are made from 99.99%fine gold. Philharmonic gold coins have become popular among investors and collectors since their first issue.

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 the face in Euros. Austrian Philharmonic coin was voted as 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 Philharmonic Gold Coins are available in a number of fractional sizes, ranging from 1 troy oz to 1/25 troy oz.

Design of Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins

The Austrian Mint hired the Chief engraver Thomas Pesendorfer to design the official Austrian Philharmonic gold coin. 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 Philharmonic Gold Bullion 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 Philharmonic gold coins 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 Philharmonic Gold 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 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.

You can call us at (212) 997-2520 for any questions on gold philharmonic coins or other bullion products during our business hours, which are Mon – Thu 8:30 Am to 4:00 PM and FRI 8:30 Am to 1:00 PM EST.

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