Vienna Philharmonic 1oz Gold Coin 2018
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 2018 edition of the Vienna Philharmonic gold coin is available! Since its introduction in 1989, the Vienna Philharmonic has been one of the most popular gold coins in Europe. Renowned for its unique design and high purity, the Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin is an excellent coin for investors and collectors.
The Vienna Philharmonic is available in 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz and 1/10 oz sizes.
The Vienna Philharmonic consists of 24 karat fine gold, with a purity of 999.9/1000. The high purity gives the coin a bright, shiny appearance. When it was first introduced in 1989, the nominal value of the 1 oz Gold Philharmonic was 2,000 Austrian schillings. In 2002, with the adoption of the euro currency, the nominal value was changed to 100 Euro.
Since 1989, the Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin has been coined by the Austrian Mint (German: “Münze Österreich”). The mint is based in Vienna and one of Europe’s oldest mints. The mint is responsible for the design and stamping of all the coins it produces, including Austrian Euro coins.
The coin was named after the world famous orchestra "Wiener Philharmoniker", founded in 1842. The annual New Year's Concert of the Philharmonic is one of the most famous classical concerts in the world.
The Vienna Philharmonic 1oz gold coin is considered the most successful and best-selling European investment gold coin. In 1992, 1995, 1996 and 2000 the World Gold Council declared it the best-selling gold coin in the world. From 1989-2012 more than 14 million Philharmonics have been sold. Thomas Pesendorfer, chief engraver of the Austrian Mint designed the Vienna Philharmonic. The appearance of the coins has not changed since its introduction in 1989.
The design of the Vienna Philharmonic is one of the reasons for its success. The motif page shows the instruments of the famous Vienna orchestra. The instruments include a horn, a bassoon, a harp, a cello, 2 viola’s and 2 violin’s. The name of the coin "WIENER PHILHARMONIKER" is inscripted above the motif.
The value page shows a representation of the famous organ of the Wiener Musikverein, where the world-famous New Year's Concert takes place annually. You can also see a part of the balcony (balustrade) on which the organ stands. The design of the balcony extends to the edge, which is a rather rare aspect of a gold coin.
Above the organ the are the words "REPUBLIK OSTERREICH" which translates Republic of Austria. Below the organ the fine weight "1 UNZE GOLD 999,9", year "2018" and the denomination "100 EURO" are engraved.
Advantages and Disadvantages
The main advantages of the Vienna Philharmonic are:
The Philharmonic is a beautifully designed coin and recognized worldwide.
With a fineness of 999.9/1000, the Philharmonic is one of the purest gold coins in the world.
The coin is produced in such large quantities that the premium is relatively low.
The Gold Vienna Philharmonic is exempt from VAT in the European Union.
Because of its global popularity the Philharmonic is easy to buy and sell almost anywhere in the world.
The only real drawback of the Vienna Philharmonic 1oz gold coin 2018 is the poor scratch resistance. This is due to the coins high level of gold purity. Therefore, the Philharmonic should be treated with care and kept in its protective packaging.
Manufacturer: Münze Österreich
Country of origin: Austria
Scratch resistance: Poor
|Country of Origin||Austria|
|Gross Weight||31.10 grams|
|Denomination (oz)||1 oz|
|Year of issue||2018|
|Face value||100 Euro|
|Packing||Single in Pouch|
|Packing Unit||10 per Tube|
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