Europe’s most popular coin is, without question, the Austrian Silver Philharmonic coin. Introduced only recently in 2008, it grew out of the popularity of its gold counterpart, which had a nearly two-decade head start in production. Today, the Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin is available to purchase from Drockton Bullion from varied years of production in BU condition.
- Official bullion coin of Austria.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of €1.50 (Euros) is fully backed by the government of Austria.
- Design from Thomas Pesendorfer.
- Obverse features the Musikverein Golden Hall’s Great Organ.
- Reverse includes a variety of musical instruments.
- BU specimens.
Each of the Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coins in this product listing is a Brilliant Uncirculated specimen. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins have experienced extensive growth in popularity since their introduction, becoming the most popular silver bullion coin program in continental Europe. Following an initial release of 7.73 million in 2008, mintage soared consecutively through 2011 to a high of 17.8 million that year.
The Austrian Silver Philharmonic’s obverse design depicts the pipe organ found inside the Musikverein concert hall in the Innere Stadt neighborhood of Vienna, the national capital of Austria.
On the reverse of all Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins is the image of numerous musical instruments used by members of the orchestra. Included in the design are a harp, violin, cello, flute, bassoon, and French horn. Both designs came from Thomas Pesendorfer, Chief Engraver of the Austrian Mint. He created these images originally in 1989 for the Austrian Gold Philharmonic coin program.
The Austrian Mint is the official sovereign mint of the nation of Austria. Though it produces Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins with a face value in Euros and strikes commonzone currency for the economic bloc, these coins are not recognized as legal tender outside of Austria.
If you have questions, we encourage you to contact the Drockton Bullion customer service team. You can reach us on the phone at 801-794-2646, and via our email address.