Vienna Philharmonic 1/2oz 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 new Vienna Philharmonic ½ oz Gold Coin for 2018 has arrived! Struck from 99.99% pure gold, the Philharmonic is one of the most beautifully designed coins in the world. The ½ oz Gold Philharmonic is ideal for first time gold buyers or for those who are looking to add to a current gold bullion portfolio.
Introduced in 1989, the Gold Philharmonic is the best selling gold coin in Europe. The consistent annual design contributes to its global popularity.
The Gold Vienna Philharmonic is available in 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz. With the adoption of the Euro currency in 2002, the nominal value of the ½ oz Philharmonic was changed from 1,000 Austrian Schillings to “50 Euro”. The key specifications for the ½ oz size are listed below.
Weight: ½ oz
Diameter: 28 mm
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Nominal Value: 50 Euros
The detailed and unique design is what separates the Philharmonic from other bullion coins. It is named after the world famous Vienna Philharmonic orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker). The motif side of the coin displays the orchestra instruments which include 2 viols, 2 violins, bassoon, cello, horn and harp. The inscription along the top outer edge reads “Wiener Philharmoniker”.
The value side depicts the great organ of the Vienna Golden Hall. The balcony, where the organ sits, extends to the outer edge of the coin. Engraved around the top outer edge are the letters “Republik Osterreich”, which translates Republic of Austria. Below the balcony the weight “1 Unze Gold 999.9” year of issue “2018” and nominal value “50 Euro” are embossed.
The Vienna Philharmonic was first introduced in 1989 in 1 oz and ¼ oz sizes. The 1/10 oz was introduced in 1991 and the ½ oz was launched in 1994. Each year the coin features the same design.
The Philharmonic was a huge success from its inception. In 1990 it was the best selling bullion coin in Europe and second in the world. The Philharmonic continues to be one of the most popular gold bullion coins in the world.
In 2004, for the 15th Anniversary of the Vienna Philharmonic, the Austrian Mint created a 1,000 ounce edition with a nominal value of 100,000 Euro. The mint named the coin “Big Phil”.
In 2009, for the 20th anniversary, the mint created a 20 oz Philharmonic with a nominal value of 2,000 Euro. The total circulation was 6,027 coins.
In 2014, for the 25th anniversary of the Philharmonic, the mint created a 1/25 oz fractional size with a nominal value of 4 Euro. The production of the 1/25 oz size continued in 2015.
Manufacturer: Austrian Mint
Country of origin: Austria
Weight: ½ oz
Scratch Resistance: Poor
|Country of Origin||Austria|
|Gross Weight||15.55 gram|
|Denomination (oz)||1/2 oz|
|Year of issue||2018|
|Face value||50 Euro|
|Packing||Single in Pouch|
|Packing Unit||10 per Tube|
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