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Vienna Philharmonic 1/2oz Gold Coin 2017


594.59 €

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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 gold coin was named after the world renowned Vienna orchestra. Introduced in 1989, the Gold Philharmonic has not only been a best selling bullion coin in Europe but also worldwide.

The ½ oz Philharmonic was introduced in 1994 and has a nominal value of 50 Euros.

The 2017 ½ oz Philharmonic is a popular size for first time gold buyers and also for those investors or collectors who are looking to add to their current gold portfolio.

Size and Weight

The fractional size Philharmonics are available in ½ oz, ¼ oz and 1/10 oz. There is also a 1/25 oz Philharmonic that was introduced in 2014.

The 2017 ½ oz Philharmonic is .9999 pure 24k gold, making it one of the purest gold coins on the market today. The key specifications of the coin are listed below:

Thickness: 1.6mm

Diameter: 28mm

Weight: 15.6g

Face Value: 50 Euro


The Philharmonic is known for its exquisite and brilliant design. The front features the image of the great organ of the Golden Hall. The reverse side depicts the eight instruments of classical music that are used by the orchestra.

The Wiener Philharmoniker orchestra was founded in 1842. The annual New Year’s concert is regarded as the most famous classical music concert in the world. The design of the Philharmonic came from Thomas Pesendorfer, who is the head of engraving of the Austrian Mint.


The Philharmonic has several key benefits that include:

  • Produced by the Austrian Mint, the Philharmonic is one of the highest quality gold bullion products in the world.

  • Because of its brand name recognition and popularity it is tradable worldwide.

  • The design of the Philharmonic appeals to both collectors and investors.

  • Is exempt from VAT in the European Union.

  • Philharmonic gold coins are .9999 fine gold.

Gold investors should understand that pure gold coins like the Philharmonic are susceptible to surface scratches. Gold is a “soft” precious metal and gold philharmonics should be kept in their protective cases to preserve the coin.

Austrian Mint

The first coins minted in Austria were said to be made of silver in 1194. However, the Mint was not officially created until 1919 when the Republic of Austria was formed.

Since 1989, the Austrian Mint has been a public company and subsidiary of the National Bank of Austria. The headquarters is in Vienna.


Manufacturer: Austrian Mint

Country: Austria

Karat: 24 K

Gold: 99.99%

Fineness: 999.9 / 1000

Alloy: Gold

Weight: ½ oz

Scratch resistance: Poor

Metal Gold
Form Gold Coin
Country of Origin Austria
Issuer Austrian Mint
Manufacturer Austrian Mint
Series Philharmonic
Purity 999.9/1000
Fineweight 15.55 gram
Gross Weight 15.55 gram
Denomination (oz) 1/2 oz
Year of issue 2017
Grade Brilliant
Condition Circulated
Face value 50 Euro
Thickness 1.60 mm
Diameter 28.00 mm
Packaging Single in Pouch
Packaging Unit 10 per Tube
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