Despite the silver coin itself only dating back to 2008, the design found on the coin can actually be traced back to 1989 when minting of the Gold Philharmonic Coin began.
It’s no surprise to silver bullion collectors that the Austrian Mint is known for its long history of minting some of the highest quality precious metal products in the world as the current mint location was opened in 1919. However, the history of this mint goes back much farther than that, with the earliest historical records pointing to the possibility of an Austrian Mint as early as 1194.
The design on the obverse of the Silver Philharmonic Coin depicts the Great Organ of the Golden Hall in the Musikverein, Vienna’s music hall. Above the organ are the words “REPUBLIK OSTERREICH” and below it are the words “1 UNZE FEINSILBER” which translates to ‘Republic of Austria’ and ‘1 ounce fine silver’ respectively. The year of issue and the monetary denomination are also shown here.
On the reverse of this year’s Silver Philharmonic we once again see a design featuring an arrangement of wind and string instruments you would commonly find in an orchestra including a cello, violin, vienna horn, bassoon, and harp. Bordering the top of the coin are the words “WIENER PHILHARMONIKER” which is the native German name for the Vienna Philharmonic.
Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coins come from one of the oldest working mints in the world, and thus allow silver bullion collectors to own a piece of history, while providing investors with another .999 purity coin that makes an excellent potential investment opportunity.
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