Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin

The Austrian Silver Philharmonic was designed to celebrate Austria’s extensive classical music tradition and heritage. In fact, great composers such as Mozart and Haydn hailed from the country of Austria. These coins are highly valued due to their silver purity and beautiful design. Continue reading to learn more about the gorgeous Austrian Silver Philharmonic coin.

DESIGN

Front / Obverse

The front side of the Austrian Silver Philharmonic coin features the concert hall organ for the Vienna Philharmonic. This powerful organ is known as the “Musikverein.”
Designer: Thomas Pesendorfer

Rear / Reverse

The back side of the Austrian Silver Philharmonic highlights a few of the many instruments used in the Vienna Philharmonic. These instruments include a harp, violins, a cello, a flute, a bassoon and a French horn.
Designer: Thomas Pesendorfer

 

HISTORY

Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins were first introduced in 2008 – although the Gold Philharmonic had been released back in 1989. The Silver Philharmonic was the official companion coin for the Gold Philharmonic, and it became very popular. While they can be used for purchases, they are only considered legal currency in the country of Austria. These silver coins continue to be one of Europe’s most popular bullion coins.

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