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Austrian collectible coins "Vienna Philharmonic" ("Philharmonicer")

 

In    1989, the Austrian Mint began issuing coins of the Vienna Philharmonic series (or "Philharmonicist"), which quickly became popular and today is one of the best-selling investment coins in the world. Until 2002, the "philharmoniker" was issued in face value in Austrian schillings, and after the introduction of the euro in Austria, coins began to be issued in this currency.

   Initially, coins of the Vienna Philharmonic series were issued from pure gold 999.9 samples in two versions - a face value of 500 shillings weighing 7.8 grams (1/4 ounces) and 2000 shillings weighing 31.1 grams (1 ounce). Since 1991, new gold coins with a face value of 200 shillings weighing 3.1 grams (1/10 ounces) have seen the light, and since 1994, the series has been replenished with coins with a face value of 1000 shillings weighing 15.55 grams (1/2 ounces). And finally, in 2014, coins with a face value of 4 euro weighing 1.24 grams (1/25 ounce) appeared in the collection.

   In addition to gold coins since 2008, "philharmonicers" also began to be issued from silver with a face value of 1.50 euro (1 ounce), and since 2016 from platinum with a face value of 100 euro (1 ounce). A year later, another platinum coin with a face value of 4 euro and a weight of 1/25 ounces appeared.

   In addition, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Vienna Philharmonic series in 2004, the Austrian Mint issued 15 gold coins with a face value of 100,000 euro and a weight of 31.1 kilograms (1000 ounces). Five years later, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the series, another gold coin with a face value of 2000 euro and a weight of 20 ounces was issued with a circulation of 6027 units.

   The obverse of all coins of the Vienna Philharmonic series depicts an organ installed in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Philharmonic. Above the image of the organ in a semicircle is the name of the state "REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH" and below the balustrade is the weight of the coin, a sample of metal and the year of minting. Even lower is the denomination of the coin.

    The reverse of the "philharmonicer" depicts eight orchestral instruments used by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra: four violins, on both sides of the cello, as well as a horn, bassoon and harp. Above the composition is the inscription "WIENER PHILHARMONIKER."

 

 

Silver coin 1.50 euro "Vienna Philharmonic"

  Face value: 1.50 euro

Release Date: January 31, 2008

Series: Vienna Philharmonic

Obverse: organ in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Philharmonic

Reverse: orchestral instruments

Material: silver 999 samples

Mint: Austrian Mint

 

 

Gold coin 4 euro "Vienna Philharmonic"

  Denomination: 4 euro

Issue Date: January 1, 2014

Series: Vienna Philharmonic

Obverse: organ in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Philharmonic

Reverse: orchestral instruments

Material: gold 999.9 samples

Mint: Austrian Mint

 

 

Gold coin 10 euro "Vienna Philharmonic"

  Face value: 10 euro

Date of issue: 11 September 1991 (effective 1 January 2002 in euro)

Series: Vienna Philharmonic

Obverse: organ in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Philharmonic

Reverse: orchestral instruments

Material: gold 999.9 samples

Mint: Austrian Mint

 

 

Gold coin 25 euro "Vienna Philharmonic"

  Denomination: 25 euro

Issue date : 9 October 1989 (effective 1 January 2002 in euro)

Series: Vienna Philharmonic

Obverse: organ in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Philharmonic

Reverse: orchestral instruments

Material: gold 999.9 samples

Mint: Austrian Mint

 

 

50 euro gold coin "Vienna Philharmonic"

  Denomination: 50 euro

Date of issue: 4 October 1994 (effective 1 January 2002 in euro)

Series: Vienna Philharmonic

Obverse: organ in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Philharmonic

Reverse: orchestral instruments

Material: gold 999.9 samples

Mint: Austrian Mint

 

 

Gold coin 100 euro "Vienna Philharmonic"

  Denomination: 100 euro

Issue date : 9 October 1989 (effective 1 January 2002 in euro)

Series: Vienna Philharmonic

Obverse: organ in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Philharmonic

Reverse: orchestral instruments

Material: gold 999.9 samples

Mint: Austrian Mint

 

 

Platinum coin 4 euro "Vienna Philharmonic"

  Denomination: 4 euro

Release date: from May 31, 2017

Series: Vienna Philharmonic

Obverse: organ in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Philharmonic

Reverse: orchestral instruments

Material: platinum 999.5 samples

Mint: Austrian Mint

 

 

Platinum coin 100 euro "Vienna Philharmonic"

  Denomination: 100 euro

Release date: from March 8, 2016

Series: Vienna Philharmonic

Obverse: organ in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Philharmonic

Reverse: orchestral instruments

Material: platinum 999.5 samples

Mint: Austrian Mint