The Austrian Silver Vienna Philharmonic is a silver bullion coin produced annually in Europe by the Austrian Mint, first minted and released back in 2008 the Silver Philharmonic has become Europe’s number one investment coin. The Philharmonic coin was released on 1 February 2008 with a total of 7,773,000 units minted, each coin has legal tender in Austria with a face value of 1.50 Euros. Each Silver Philharmonic coin has a weight of 1oz (31.07grams) and a fineness of .999 pure silver, each released coin has a diameter of 37mm across.
The design for the Silver Philharmonic was originally created by Thomas Pesendorfer and used on the Gold Philharmonic commemorative coin which was first issued back in 1989. The Austrian Mint introduced the Silver Philharmonic version of the coin in 2008, the design has remained unchanged since first release.
The obverse side of the Philharmonic coin features the design of a pipe organ from within the Musikverein, which is a concert hall in the Innere Stadt borough of Vienna, this is where the actual Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra plays its concerts.
The reverse side design features an array of musical instruments such as the harp, violin, cello, flute, bassoon, and French horn. The face value, weight, fineness and year of release also feature on the reverse of the Philharmonic.
Silver Philharmonic Mintage Figures
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– Information on the Silver Philharmonic can be found at the Austrian Mint.