Buy Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins
The Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin is as much a feast for the eyes as its namesake orchestra is music to the ears. That's been the case since 1989 when the Austrian Mint first introduced this 99.99% pure gold coin. It was an instant hit and remains one of the most popular and highly regarded gold coins in the world.
In fact, the Philharmonic coin was the world's top selling gold bullion coin in 1992, 1995, and 1996, notes to the World Gold Council. Its 37 mm diameter further distinguishes this 24-karat, IRA-approved coin. That makes it the largest diameter in the world for its size and gold purity.
Why Buy Gold Philharmonic Coins?
Thanks to both its weight in gold and current market price, the Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin can be traded easily. It's globally recognized as tangible wealth and beauty that you can hold in your hands, today and years into the future. As such, the Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin provides remarkable financial liquidity and mobility. It is a gold coin rich with character and history.
Also known as a Gold Vienna Philharmonic Coin or simply a Gold Vienna Philharmonic, this Austrian gold coin proudly declares its home country’s deep connection to exceptional music performances. What's more, it's the only European gold coin to present its face value in euros and has topped the best-selling coin list multiple times in its history.
For centuries, gold coins—like the Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin—have provided precious metals owners a firm foundation they can build upon. It's a benefit that cannot be overstated when the stability of global financial markets today is prone to any number of unpredictable influences. If you want greater peace of mind when it comes to your precious metals portfolio, then you want to consider buying Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins. Their rich heritage, timeless beauty, technical perfection, and spectacular gold purity make Vienna Philharmonic Coins an ideal method of portfolio diversification.
- Year: Varied
- Denomination: 100 (EURO)*
- Condition: Brilliant Uncirculated
- Grading Service: NA
- Metal Content: 1 troy oz.
- Purity: .9999 Gold (24k)
- Mint Mark: Not Shown (Austrian Mint)
- Mint Facility/Manufacturer: Austrian Mint in Vienna
- Issuing Country: Austria
- Diameter: 37 mm
- Thickness: 2 mm
- Obverse Designer: Thomas Pesendorfer
- Reverse Designer: Thomas Pesendorfer
*Note that the Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin was denominated in Austrian Shillings from 1989 through 2001. Beginning in 2002, the coin was denominated in Euros.
History of the Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin
The popularity and dedication that has surrounded the Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin since its debut actually eluded the Vienna Philharmonic for its first few decades. What started as a loose association of musicians, however, grew into one of the most notable cultural institutions in recorded history—one so commendable that it was honored in .9999 fine gold.
After its release in 1989, the Gold Philharmonic Coin set into motion a bit of a turf war among mints. In 2004, the Austrian Mint created a 68-pound version of the Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin nicknamed “Big Phil” to celebrate its 15th anniversary. The coin bore a face value of 100,000 euro. Several years later, the Royal Canadian Mint crafted a 220-pound gold coin that carried a $1 million face value—both gold coins stand as proof that even a couple of decades since its launch, the Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin managed to inspire new heights in gold coin minting.
Today, the Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coin and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra it represents remain a source of cultural pride is Austria.
The Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin Design
Austrian Gold Philharmonics have been continuously minted for over two decades. The design has remained the same since the coin's introduction in 1989.
Obverse Philharmonic Design: The Great Pipe Organ
The obverse, or front, of the Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin features the pipe organ that serves as the centerpiece of the Wiener Musikverein, the concert hall for the Vienna Philharmonic. The history and beauty of the organ is a compelling tale in and of itself. Inspired by Greek antiquity, it is only the fourth pipe organ installed in the Wiener Musikverein since 1870. Thomas Pesendorfer’s design presents the splendor and power of the organ perfectly. Simply gazing upon it is enough to understand its grandeur. The writing “REPUBLIK OSTERREICH”—which stands for “Republic of Austria”—appears above the organ. The coin’s weight and face value appear below the organ.
Reverse Philharmonic Design: Orchestra Instruments
The reverse, or back, of the Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin features beautiful renditions of (from left to right) a cello, four violins, a Vienna horn, a bassoon, and a harp. The design by Thomas Pesendorfer, who also designed the obverse, evokes the symphonious strength of these orchestra pieces. Arching above them are the words “WIENER PHILHARMONIKER,” which stands for “Vienna Philharmonic.” The collection of instruments leans together and points skyward. This gives the impression of the instruments triumphantly announcing the orchestra’s standing as a musical tour de force.
Austrian Gold Philharmonics Are IRA-Approved Gold
To receive approval from the Internal Revenue Code for inclusion in Self-Directed IRAs, a gold coin must meet strict guidelines. The Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin is an Austrian gold coin that meets those guidelines. Its 24-karat gold composition makes it a smart part of any precious metals portfolio, while its reputation on the international market makes it a perfect addition to any gold owner's Self-Directed IRA or retirement portfolio strategy. With a Self-Directed Precious Metals IRA through U.S. Money Reserve's Gold Standard Precious Metals IRA program, in particular, you're in complete control of how well you can set yourself up financially. Few retirement strategies are as compelling as gold. Call now to learn more about gold-backed IRAs.
How Much Do Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coins Cost?
Vienna Philharmonic coin pricing can vary. The gold content of the Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin is imprinted on each piece: “1 UNZE GOLD 999.9.” Prices may vary based on gold’s current market price; local, national, and global economic conditions; and global gold supply. A U.S. Money Reserve Account Executive is available for you today with more information on Austrian gold coin prices.
Where Can I Buy Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins?
1 oz. Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins are available online or over the phone, courtesy of U.S. Money Reserve. Austrian gold coins of this purity are potentially a great addition to your precious metals strategy, whether you're a market veteran or just getting started. If you are interested in the Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin, contact us today. This breathtaking gold bullion coin is loved worldwide, and it can be yours!