Philharmonic coin - a silver coin from Austria
The Philharmonic is the most popular and most actively traded gold bullion coin in Europe. In the years 1992, 1995, 1996 and 2000, the Philharmonic coin, even by the World Gold Council for the best-selling coin in the world was named. Alone in 1998, the year of publication Philharmonic gold coin until 2004 8.2 million units sold of the coin. This corresponds to around 174 tonnes of gold.
Initially, the Philharmonic gold coin has been in only two sizes, one and 1 / 4 ounces characterized. Meanwhile, this is also available in 1 / 2 and 1 / 10 ounces There is also a silver version since 2008 and are issued to 15 year olds, a so-called Big Philharmonic with 1000 ounces.
The inner part is still unchanged, only the currency was converted in 2002 by Schilling in euros. On the front of the Philharmonic gold coin are selected instruments of the world-famous orchestra and the words "Vienna Philharmonic". On the back of the organ in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna with the words "Republic of Austria shines. In addition, 1 ounces, 999.9% Gold 100.00 euros or 2,000 schillings shall be marked on the coin. In addition, the edges of the coins are notched. The coin was designed by Thomas Pesendorfer.
In particular, the Vienna Philharmonic gold coins with the year of issue 2001 are a coveted collector's item, because after the euro changeover, many of these coins were melted down with shilling currency.