The Austrian Philharmonic 1/4oz Gold Coin was designed by Thomas Pesendorfer, the chief engraver of the Austrian Mint.
The obverse of the coin shows a portrait of the Great Organ in Vienna's concert hall, Musikverei.
The reverse of the coin shows a design of different instruments, representing the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Each coin weighs 7.77g and is 999.9 Fine Gold.
- Minted by the Austrian Mint.
- VAT Free.
- Diameter: 22.00mm Thickness: 1.20mm.
- Coins are of mixed years.
The Vienna Philharmonic, often shortened to just Philharmonic, was first produced in 1989. The 1oz Gold Coin has a face value of 2,000 Austrian schillings (ATS). In 2002 the Philharmonic's face value was changed to Euro. It is the only European coin with a face value in Euros.
The popularity of the Vienna Philharmonic grew quickly: in 1990, the coin was the best selling in Europe and second in the world. The Austrian Mint produce coins according to demand, therefore production varies from year to year accordingly. However, design on the coin remains the same each year.
Unlike the smooth edge of the Silver Philharmonic coin, the gold coin has a reeded edge. The reverse of the coin shows instruments of the Vienna Philharmonic, including Vienna horn, bassoon, harp, and four violins centred on a cello. Both designs were produced by the chief engraver of the Austrian Mint, Thomas Pesendorfer.
The photograph shows the type of coin you will receive, not the exact item. Pre-owned coins are selected from those currently available in stock and as such we cannot specify which date you will receive.
This coin fits the 22.5mm Coin Capsule as featured below.