2021 Austrian Gold Vienna Philharmonic Brilliant Uncirculated Coins

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2021 Austrian Gold Vienna Philharmonic Brilliant Uncirculated Coins

Austria has a rich tradition of classical music that is simply beyond compare. Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, and Johann Strauss are just a few of its storied composers. The nation’s capital also boasts one of the world’s greatest orchestras, the Vienna Philharmonic. Fittingly, the country’s bullion coins celebrate that orchestra. The Gold Philharmonic has historically been issued in five sizes: 1/25 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz. Each coin is struck from .9999 fine gold.

History of the Series

The Gold Philharmonic was first issued in 1989. That year, the coin was struck in 1/4 oz and 1 oz sizes. Two years later, a 1/10 oz coin was first issued, and in 1994, a half ounce coin made its debut. Twenty years later, the 1/25 oz piece made its debut. The coin was issued in schillings through 2001, and with the European Union’s adoption of the Euro changed to euros in 2002. The coin continues to be a favorite among collectors around the world, especially those in Europe.

2021 Austrian Gold Vienna Philharmonic Designs

Both faces of the Gold Philharmonic bear designs that were created by Thomas Pesendorfer. On the obverse is the pipe organ of the Musikverein’s Golden Hall. The Musikverein is the home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The name of the issuing country in its native German, “REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH,” arches over the instrument. Below are inscriptions of the coin’s weight and purity, the date, “2021,” and the coin’s face value.

The reverse design features a selection of instruments from the orchestra. A cello is at the center. It is flanked by four violins, two on each side, a Vienna horn, a bassoon, and a harp. The name of the coin, “WIENER PHILHARMONIKER,” spreads throughout the top half of the rim.

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