Vienna Philharmonic Coins

The Vienna Philharmonic is the one of the highest quality of Austrian gold coins. They are produced by the Austrian Mint, in Vienna, Austria. Austrian Mint has been producing coins and currency for over 800 years and is known to be the oldest mint producing institutions in the world. While the Austrian Mint is known for producing large amounts of silver and gold, it is typically known as the coin producer for most of Europe. Vienna Philharmonic coins are popular all over the world and are one of the most wanted coins by collectors.

The coin was named after the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra, which has been a part of Austria’s capital city for over 160 years. The orchestra travels all over the world such as Germany, France and Japan. The Vienna Philharmonic coin is made of pure gold (24 Karat). In 1989, the first Vienna Philharmonic cold bullion coin was made. It is also the largest diameter one ounce pure gold coin in the world.

This Vienna Philharmonic coin is the only coins to ever have been featured on the side of an airplane. The coin features images of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. On the opposite side of the coin, you will see the words, “Wiener Philharmonic” (in German) which is the name of the German Orchestra. The coin pictures a variety of orchestra instruments such as cells, bass, bassoon, harp, string bass and Viennese Horn. These instruments are a representation of Austria’s musical heritage.

Some interesting facts of Vienna Philharmonic coins are:

  • They have been minted in half, quarter and 1/10 ounce sizes
  • Measure in 37mm diameter
  • The face value equals 100 Euros or 2,000 Shillings
  • The silver Vienna Philharmonic coins are exempt from the IRS 1099 Brokerage-this is ideal for private investors
  • Can be used in legal contracts that have a face value of 1.5 Euros
  • In February of 2008, the coin had been minted in silver too

Through the years of 1989-2001, the Vienna Philharmonic was traded as Austrian’s shillings. Since the year 2001, it is now measured as Euros. A commemorative coin was created in October of 2004, and weighed 1,000 ounces. It was given the nick-name “Big Phil” and dedicated as an anniversary issue. Only 15 of these coins were minted. The coin was worth 100,000 euros. Since then, most of the coins have been sold and are a rare collector’s item.

Because of their creative design and rare quality, Vienna Philharmonic coins are one of the most searched for coins. Collectors can purchase the coins in either a hardwood or velvet case to showcase them in. Coins may be purchased a single or as a set of four. With the beauty and value of the Vienna Philharmonic coin, they are some of the most sought after by coin collector’s all over. If you have received the chance to add this rare beautiful coin to your collection, take special care so that it can be a family heirloom for years to come.


One Response to “Vienna Philharmonic Coins”
  1. Ed Smith says:

    The most common coin collecting question is, “How much is my coin worth?” or “Is my coin worth anything?” Unfortunately it’s necessary to see the coin to determine its exact value. Gold coins and silver coins have intrinsic value, they have worth at least equal to the weight of gold or silver within them.

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