Struck and guaranteed by the Austrian Mint, this classically designed 2016 1 oz Gold Philharmonic coin has been issued a face value of 100 Euros by the Austrian government and the European Union. One of the main variations this series has seen throughout its history was a shift in its face value in 2002, when it was changed from the original value in shillings to Euros, although its 1 oz weight has remained the same since it was first introduced.
Beautifully engraved, the 2016 Austrian 1 oz Gold Philharmonic coin presents the Great Organ of the Golden Hall in Vienna’s concert hall, known lovingly as the Musikverein. In a semi-circular pattern along the upper half of the obverse side, the German words “Republik Osterreich” can be clearly made out, while the face value has been imprinted in the same pattern along the lower portion of the coin. The weight, metal, purity and year, can be found immediately below the organ.
Drawing inspiration from the wide array of instruments played by the members of the Philharmonic Orchestra, the reverse side of the 2016 1 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic coin showcases a cello at the center, framed by four violins, a harp, a french horn and a bassoon. In the same fashion as the obverse side, the engraved words on this face, which are “Wiener Philharmoniker“, are also in German.
To maintain the uncirculated condition and brilliance of the coins, individual coins come wrapped in a protective plastic cover. Multiples of 10 are packaged in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” Because of their high value and purity, these coins have been made eligible for Precious Metals IRAs and are guaranteed by the Austrian Mint. Each coin weighs one troy ounce of 99.9% pure gold, and has a standard diameter of 37 mm. As of January 2016, the lowest price on the market for the 2016 Austria 1 oz Gold Philharmonic Coin has been $1,142.09, making it a worthwhile investment or a gift any collector would love.
About the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Founded in 1842, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra played its first concert on March 28 of that same year under the direction of Otto Nicolai. Aside from its longevity and pristine reputation, the orchestra is also known for being a democratic and autonomous entity, where all decisions, whether artistic, organizational, or financial, are made by the entirety of the members during general meetings. The orchestra itself is managed by an administrative committee elected by all members in a periodic democratic exercise.
So don’t hesitate and get yours today! Whether you are looking to add another beautiful coin to your Austrian Philharmonic collection or are looking for the perfect gift for the connoisseur in your life, the 2016 Austrian 1 oz Gold Philharmonic coin is an investment that will keep on giving.