Austrian Philharmoniker 1 oz
Europe’s best selling investment gold coin, the Austrian Philharmonic, is an elegant legal tender gold bullion coin hailed for its impeccable artistic design, quality and beauty. It is the first legal tender gold coin in Europe to be made of solid 24 carat gold and the first to have its face value denominated in Euros, thus broadening its recognition and acceptability.
First issued in 1989 by one of the world’s oldest and most renowned mints, the Austrian Mint in Vienna, the Austrian Philharmonic gold coin encapsulates the essence of Austria’s rich culture and is suitable for investors who appreciate style, sophistication and purity. As a long-term partner of the Austrian Mint and being the largest dealer in Scandinavia for Austrian Philharmonic gold coins, Tavex is able to offer market leading quotes for any desired quantity of this magnificent gold coin.
- Austrian Philharmonic gold coins track the price of gold. The value of Austrian Philharmonic coins is primarily determined by their fine gold content which is linked to the prevailing price of gold.
- Austrian Philharmonic gold coins are money. Considered legal tender in the Republic of Austria, it is the only legal tender gold coin in Europe to have its face value denominated in Euros.
- Austrian Philharmonic gold coins are liquid and internationally recognised. It is Europe’s only legal tender gold coin to have been in continuous production for the past 25 years, depicting motifs of the world renowned Austrian Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Austrian Philharmonic gold coins are sold with a low premium. As a partner of the Austrian Mint, Tavex is able to offer Philharmonic gold coins with a low mark-up premium.
- Austrian Philharmonic gold coins are 24 carat pure gold. A combination of high gold purity and artistic design gives the Austrian Philharmonic a highly lustrous gold colour, dangerous for anyone susceptible to catching “gold fever”.
- Austrian Philharmonic gold coins are the equivalent of savings. Austrian Philharmonic gold coins come in different weights, making them an ideal choice for any long-term saver who appreciates the security and stability of owning physical legal tender gold coins.
- Austrian Philharmonic gold coins are an excellent way to diversify your portfolio. Gold’s low correlation with other financial assets makes Austrian Gold Philharmonics serve as a portfolio hedge against market risk.
The Austrian Philharmonic gold coin immortalises classical music in pure 24 carat gold<strong
The Austrian Philharmonic gold coin was introduced for the first time in 1989 and would be Austria’s first legal tender coin to contain 99.99% pure gold. The Austrian Philharmonic was very well received by the investment public which cherished the coin’s high gold purity, the craftsmanship that went into it, and also the fact that it was the first legal tender gold coin to be embellished with cultural symbols that most people could relate to: music. The decision to use music as a theme for the Austrian Philharmonic gold coin made perfect sense since it represents the essence of Austria’s cultural achievements over the centuries. Many world famous musicians and composers, such as Mozart, Strauss, and Beethoven to name a few, have contributed to making Austria, and specifically its capital Vienna, famous for its operas and symphonies. Their work in classical and romantic music is immortalized in the Austrian Philharmonic gold coin, making it a must for investors who have an affinity for the precious sound of pure gold.
Austrian Philharmonic gold coins and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
The Austrian Philharmonic gold coin is named after the world renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra was founded in 1842 by a group of people in response to Vienna’s lack of professional orchestral organizations in the early 19th century. An administrative committee democratically elected by its musician members managed the orchestra as an independent body. The professional musicians who made up the ensemble were chosen exclusively from the Vienna State Opera where they had to have been playing for at least three years before even being considered as a potential member. To this date, the stringent recruiting process has not changed, which ensures the very highest level of artistic performance from every member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is today most famous for its traditional New Year’s concerts where nostalgic music from great composers is performed. These concerts have grown to become so popular that they are televised to over 90 countries, sending a message of joy for the New Year through the gracious and delightful character of music.
Austrian Philharmonics are produced by the Austrian Mint
The Austrian Mint, a subsidiary of Austria’s Central Bank, is a world renowned mint which dates back to the 12th century. The story of the Austrian Mint begins in 1194, when Richard the Lionheart paid 12 tons of silver to secure his freedom from imprisonment by the Austrian Duke Leopold V. The Austrian Duke would later use the silver to strike silver coins, thus laying the foundation for the Austrian Mint. In its rich and long history, the Austrian Mint has produced many of Europe’s most famous and widely used coins, including gold crowns, guilders, ducats and silver coins such as the Maria Theresa thaler. Many of the gold coins issued by the Austrian Mint were extensively used in trade during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, while the silver thaler proved to be one of the most minted and widely used silver coins in global commerce between 1750 and the 1950s. Today, the mint is best recognised for producing Europe’s most desired investment bullion coins, the Austrian Philharmonics, sometimes called Vienna Philharmonic gold and silver bullion coins.
|Nominal value||Dimensions||Fineness||Product weight in grams||Gold weight in grams||Gold weight in Troy ounces|
|100 EUR denomination||36.50 mm||999.9||31.10658 g||31.10347g||1|
The Austrian Philharmonic gold coin was first produced in 1989 and has since then been in continuous production. The Austrian Mint is responsible for the production of the coins.
The obverse depicts the organ of the Musikverein concert hall in Vienna. The Musikverein is home to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and is considered one of the world’s foremost concert halls in terms of acoustics. Above the organ on the coin is the text “REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH”. Inscribed below the organ is the weight, purity, year of mintage and the coin’s face value of 100 Euros.
The reverse displays a variety of musical instruments, including a string bass, four cellos, a bassoon, a harp and a Viennese horn. Above the instruments is the text “WIENER PHILHARMONIKER”. Austrian Philharmonic gold coins that were issued from 1989 to 2001 are denominated in Austrian Shillings. When Austria switched to the new Euro currency at the beginning of 2000 it automatically meant that the face value of legal tender Philharmonic gold coins would have to change as well. From 2002 onwards, all Philharmonic gold coins have a face value denominated in Euros. The Austrian Philharmonic gold coin is 99.99% fine gold or 24 carats. This means that the coin is exclusively made of pure gold and is free of metallic impurities. The Austrian Philharmonic gold coin weighs exactly one troy ounce (31.1 grams).
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