The Austrian mint has been producing innovative coins and currency for over 800 years, making it one of the oldest continuously producing minting institutions in the world. The Mint began producing the Gold Vienna Philharmonic coin in 1990. The gold Vienna Philharmonic coin is the only European .9999 circulated gold coin produced on a large scale. It is also the only coin backed and insured by the Euro. At a fineness of .9999 or 24 karats, the Gold Vienna Philharmonics demonstrates the level of purity, and perfection, that the Austrian Mint demands for it’s investors. This coins is one of the most internationally sought after coins available today.
Each of the Vienna Philharmonic coins features imagery paying homage to the cultural pride of Austria, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Gold Vienna Philharmonic Specifications
|Weight||Fineness (Purity %)||Diameter||Thickness||Face Value||Number of Coins in Mint Tube:|
|1 Troy Oz.||.9999 pure gold||37 mm||2 mm||100 EUR||10|
The obverse side of the coin is stamped with the name of the orchestra featured in German, and features a montage of instruments representing Austria’s rich musical and cultural heritage. The reverse side of the coin features the image of the “Great Organ”, found in the ‘Golden Hall’, or Musikverein, in Vienna’s Concert Hall. The country of issue, legal tender status, and the coins’ purity are also stamped on the reverse side of the coin. The Gold Vienna Philharmonic coin is unique, in that it is one of the few gold coins in the world to be stamped and circulated as two different currencies. The coins original production was stamped as the Austrian Shilling, however after Austria’s joining of the European Union in 2002, the coins were circulated with the financial backing of the Euro.
The one-ounce Vienna Philharmonic coin has a diameter of 37mm and is 2mm thick, making the coin slightly smaller than the traditional US silver dollar coin. The gold Vienna Philharmonic coin are available for individual purchase, as well as in convenient mint-issued packaging.
The European elegance and styling of this coin make it a unique and beautiful compliment to any diversified portfolio. Please give us a call at 888-327-9205 or email if you have any questions regarding the Austrian Vienna Gold 2014 Philharmonic one ounce coins.