Europes most popular silver coin over the last decade has been the Austrian Silver Philharmonic. Introduced in 2008 just as silver prices began to skyrocket, the Silver Philharmonic is available in a singular weight and features the same coveted designs from its gold counterpart.
- 12th issue of Austrian Silver Philharmonics!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- The face value of 1.50 (Euro) is fully backed by Austria.
- On the obverse of the coin is the Great Organ from the Golden Concert Hall.
- The reverse side of coins includes an arrangement of musical instruments.
The Austrian Philharmonic Coin Series debuted in 1989 with a gold coin available. It took nearly two decades for the series to expand to include a different metal. Just as silver prices were beginning to rise with economic concerns on the horizon in 2008, the Austrian Mint introduced the popular design from the series in a new silver option.
The 2008 introduction of the Silver Philharmonic featured a mintage in excess of 7.7 million coins. This remains one of the lowest mintage figures after 12 years, with the current high-mintage mark of 17.8 million coins issued in 2011 when silver prices hit historic highs.
On the obverse of all 2019 Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coins is the image of the Great Organ from the Golden Concert Hall. Located in the Vienna neighborhood of Innere Stadt, the Golden Concert Hall is also known as the Musikverein and is the location of all home performances by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
The reverse face of 2019 Silver Philharmonic Coins includes a collection of musical instruments popularly used by members of the orchestra. This collection features a cello in the center flanked on either side by a total of four violins. In the background, youll find a harp, flute, bassoon, and French horn. Engravings on both sides of the coin are in German, the official language of Austria.
The Austrian Mint issues the Austrian Philharmonic coins. Founded in 1194, it is one of Europes oldest operating mints and is responsible for the production of Austrian euros as a member of the European Union common currency zone.