These highly-stylised 1 ounce Vienna Philharmonic silver bullion coins are struck from 99.9% pure silver by the well-known Austrian Mint and feature intricate designs celebrating Vienna's famous Philharmonic Orchestra.
The front face of the 1 oz silver Vienna Philharmonic coin features a representation of the Great pipe organ in the Golden Hall of Vienna Concert Hall with the words “Republik Oesterreich” encircled above the imagery.
The reverse of the 1 oz silver Philharmonic is ornately designed with a selection of the musical instruments of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, including four violins, a cello, a harp, and a Viennese horn. The designs on the coin remain constant from year to year.
The silver bullion Vienna Philharmonic coin was first issued in February 2008 and was an immediate success, with the millionth coin produced after one month and sales of 8 million silver Philharmonic coins by the end of 2008.
The Austrian Mint fully is fully-owned by Austria’s central bank, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, which is itself fully-owned by the Austrian State. Therefore the authenticity of the silver Philharmonic bullion coins produced by the Mint is in essence government guaranteed.
The silver Philharmonic is issued with a face value of €1.50 and is non-circulating legal tender across the Euro Zone.