Philharmonic gold coinThe Austrian bullion coin is called the Philharmonic gold coin and was fist issued by the Austrian mint in Vienna in 1989.

The Philharmonic coin is 24 karat gold and has a current face value of 100 Euros although Philhamonic’s produced between 1989-2001 had a face value of 2000 Schillings. This coin had the highest value of any gold bullion coin when it was denominated in Schillings.

According to the World Gold Council the Austrian Philharmonica was the best selling gold coin worldwide in 1992, 1995 and 1996 and has proved a popular choice for those wishing to add 24 karat coins to their portfolio.

The obverse displays the great organ in the Golden Hall in Vienna’s Musikverein, the concert hall of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, date of issue, and face value in Euros (prior to 2002 in Schillings)

The reverse of the coin features a design of musical instruments representing the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the text Wiener Philharmoniker.

The Philharmonic gold coin

Country: Austria
Face Value: 1989 – 2001 = 2000 Schillings, 2002 – Present = 100 Euro
Gold Content: 1 ounce (31.104g)
Purity: 99.99% (24 karat)
Gross Weight: 31.105g
Coin Diameter: 37mm
First year of issue: 1989