The silver Austrian Vienna Philharmonic is issued annually by the Münze Österreich and is made of 99,9% silver. The silver Vienna Philharmonic weighs exactly 1 troy ounce (31,10 grams). The tube contains 20 coins.
Silver Vienna Philharmonic
The silver Vienna Philharmonic is issued annually by the Münze Österreich en was introduced in 2008. 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 silver Vienna Philharmonic has a purity of 999/1.000 and weighs exactly 31,10 grams (1 troy ounce). Its purity and weight make it a proper bullion coin, acknowledged worldwide and easy to trade. The tube contains 20 coins, which makes 622 grams of fine silver per tube.
Design of the silver 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 silver Vienna Philharmonic
The silver Vienna Philharmonic and other silver coins serve perfectly as a purchase of physical silver. Opposed to silver bars you needn't pay VAT because silver coins are traded under the VAT margin regulation.
Selling a silver Vienna Philharmonic
You are more than welcome in our office to sell your silver Vienna Philharmonic coins. You needn’t make an appointment to do so. Our buying prices are adapted every minute to the actual silver rate and will only be hedged once you present your coins in our office. You can easily check our live buying rates on this page.
We only buy silver Vienna Philharmonic coins in the same quantities as we sell them: tubes of 20 coins or boxes of 500 coins. We do not buy single silver ounce coins. Single silver ounce coins are bought as scrap silver at the rate corresponding to the purity of the silver.