The gold Vienna Philharmonic is issued annually by the Austrian Mint and has a purity of 99,99% and weighs exactly 1 troy ounce (31,10 grams). The Vienna Philharmonic was first introduced in 1989, which made it the first European gold bullion coin. In 1992, 1995, 1996 & 2000 the Vienna Philharmonic was the best selling gold coin worldwide.
The gold Vienna Philharmonic is issued annually by the Münze Österreich en was introduced in 1989. The coin gets its name from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra which also inspired the design of the coin.
The Vienna Philharmonic is currently the only bullion coin with a European face value, but even though its value is expressed in euro's it is only considered as legal tender in Austria.
Purity & weight
The gold Vienna Philharmonic has a purity of 999,9/1.000 (24 carats) and weighs exactly 31,10 grams (1 troy ounce). Thanks to this purity, the VIenna Philharmonic is a real investment coin and very easy to trade worldwide.
Design of the gold Vienna Philharmonic
The obverse shows the image of the organ of the infamous Groβer Musikvereinssaal, also known as the Goldener Saal (Golden Hall). Mentioned above you see the inscription 'Republik Österreich' and at the bottom you find the weight of the coin together with the level of purity, the year of mintage and the face value.
The reverse shows the image of several instruments, the Viennese horn, the bassoon, the harp, four violins and a cello. The instruments symbolise the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, housed in the Wiener Musikverein. Mentioned above you see the inscription 'Wiener Philharmoniker'. Both the obverse and reverse were designed by the Austrian Mint's head engraver Thomas Pessendorfer.
Buying a gold Vienna Philharmonic
The Vienna Philharmonic and other gold coins are perfectly suitable as a purchase of physical gold. Gold coins are not taxed because they are considered monetary gold. And while all the gold coins offered by Argentor have been tested for authenticity, they are not delivered with a certificate of authenticity. That, unlike gold bars.
Selling a gold Vienna Philharmonic
You are more than welcome in our office to sell your gold Vienna Philharmonic coin(s). You needn't make an appointment to do so.
Our buying prices are adapted every minute to the gold actual rate and will be hedged once you present your coin(s) in our office. You can always check our live buying prices on this page.