Vienna Philharmonic 1/2oz Gold Coin
The Austrian Mint is over 825 years in operation and mints a large variety of high-quality gold- and silver coins and bars. The most popular is the Vienna Philharmonic series.
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The Vienna Philharmonic 1/2 oz gold coin is pure 24 karat gold with a fineness of 999.9/1000. The Philharmonic is a very popular coin in Europe and also worldwide. In 1992, 1995, 1996 and 2000 the World Gold Council declared the Philharmonic the best selling gold coin in the world. Therefore, the Philharmonic has very good global brand recognition and is an excellent choice for anyone in the market for investment grade gold coins.
Weight, Size and Dimensions
The 1/2 oz Philharmonic Gold coin was introduced in 1994. The fractional Gold Philharminc series comes in 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz. Each coin has the same design with the only difference being the weight and face value. The key dimensions of the 1/2 oz Gold Philharmonic are listed below:
|Vienna Philharmonic||15.552 g||28 mm||1.6 mm||50 Euro|
From the introduction of the first edition in 1989 up until 2012 more than 14 million Gold Philharmonics have been sold. The first edition was only minted in two sizes which included the 1 oz and 1/4 oz coins. The 1/10 oz was issued in 1991 and the 1/2 oz was introduced in 1994.
Design & Advantages
Investors from all over the world have purchased the Gold Vienna Philharmonic. As a result, the coin series is very liquid and can be bought and sold at most precious metals dealers around the world. One of attractive features of the Philharmonic is it’s sophisticated and elegant design. The theme of the design centers around the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which is one of Austria’s most important cultural institutions. The design of the obverse features the famous organ of the of the Golden Hall of Vienna. The reverse depicts a variety of orchestral instruments which include a horn, harp, cello, bassoon and violin. The brilliant detail of the design celebrates the musical culture of Austria. The 1/2 oz Philharmonic is a 24k gold coin. As a result, it is recommended to keep the Philharmonic in it’s protective packaging to guard against surface scratches.
- Manufacturer: Austrian Mint
- Country: Austria
- Karat: 24 K
- Gold: 99.99%
- Fineness: 999.9 / 1000
- Alloy: Gold
- Weight: 1/2 oz
- Scratch resistance: bad
|Country of Origin||Austria|
|Gross Weight||15.55 grams|
|Denomination (oz)||1/2 oz|
|Year of issue||Random|
|Face value||50 Euro|
|Packing||Single in Pouch|
|Packing Unit||10 per Tube|
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