The silver Vienna Philharmonic is issued annually by the Austrian Mint and has a purity of 99,9%. Its contains exactly 1 troy ounce of pure silver (= 31,10 grams). The silver Vienna Philharmonic was introduced in 2008 and is the best-known European bullion coin to this day. 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 coins 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.
Dimensions and thickness
Ø 37,00 mm // 3,20 mm
Purity and weight
The silver Vienna Philharmonic is 999/1.000 pure 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.
Design of the 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 intstruments, 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.
The silver Vienna Philharmonic coins come in the original tube from the Austrian Mint. The dimensions of this tube are 4,0 cm x 4,0 cm x 8,0 cm.
Buying a Vienna Philharmonic tube
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. Bottom line that means that a trader of silver coins has to pay VAT but only on the profit he makes and not on the total revenue of the transaction. In other words, the VAT will not be charged directly to the customer but will be part of the premium you pay upon buying silver coins.
Even though all coins offered by Argentor are tested, they are never delivered with certificate as opposed to silver bars.
The year of mintage mentioned on the photo is merely indicative.
Selling a Vienna Philharmonic tube
You can always turn to Argentor Essayeurs to sell your Vienna Philharmonic tube(s). You can look up our buying prices on the following page.