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The Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins are the official gold bullion coin of Austria, and are also one of the oldest gold bullion that are still in production. The Philharmonic contains .9999 pure gold content and features a Musikverein pipe organ on the obverse with a variety of musical instruments on the reverse. The Austrian Gold Philharmonic is a classic coin that celebrates the famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The coin is one is one of the best-selling Gold coins worldwide. These spectacular gold coins pay homage to the world-famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which was established in 1842 and continues to be one of the most respected orchestral ensembles in the world. Based at the Musikverein, a prestigious concert hall located in Vienna, this orchestra delights classical music fans across the globe. Musicians are tested through a lengthy application and audition process in order to be considered for a coveted spot in the orchestra.
Austria is proud of its rich musical history, which is represented on the Gold Philharmonic. The obverse displays the impeccably designed Musikverein Pipe Organ, housed in the Golden Hall. Since 1870, this organ is the fourth version to be installed inside the concert hall, one of Austria’s most famous concert halls. It carries inscriptions of “REPUBLIK OSTERREICH” and “1 UNZE GOLD 999.9,” along with the year of issue and denomination.
The reverse of the coin, designed by engraver Thomas Pesendorfer, features a recognizable assortment of musical instruments- the Vienna Horn, Harp, Bassoon, as well as a cello centered between four violins carved in great detail. The inscription reads “WIENER PHILHARMONIKER.”