Thursday, March 02, 2006

Gold Vienna Philharmonics

Gold Vienna Philharmonics have been around for some time but are still one of the most beautiful of gold coins.

On the reverse of the coin is, as described by the Austrian Mint, "A harmonious design of musical instruments representing the world famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra."

On the obverse is depicted the great organ in the Golden Hall in Vienna's concert hall (Musikverein). This is the home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra from which the coin gets it’s name.

Up to December 31, 2001 the Vienna Philharmonic was struck with a face value in Austrian Schilling. After December 31, 2001 the mintages were in euros.

All Gold Vienna Philharmonics were struck in .999 percent pure gold

The coins are available in 2000, 1000, 500 and 200 schillings (mintage prior 31st Dec 2001) or 100, 50, 25 and 10 euros.

The coins are available from Gold Vienna Philharmonics as well as other reputable dealers.

Gold Vienna Philharmonics, much sought after by collectors and due to the limited mintage each year, are becoming rarer as time goes on.

Collecting the Gold Vienna Philharmonics is a great activity for coin enthusiasts and sure to give pleasure for may years to come.

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