2018 Austria 1 oz Gold Philharmonic BU

2018 Austria 1 oz Gold Philharmonic BU

Minted in the heart of Vienna, the classic design of the Philharmonic continues to attract investors worldwide for its beauty and .9999 purity.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Tamper evident seals on mint tubes and monster boxes. Multiples of 10 are packaged in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” All other coins will be in protective plastic.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: The Great Organ of the Golden Hall in Vienna’s concert hall, the Musikverein, along with the year, weight and face value.
  • Reverse: An array of instruments, including the cello, violin, harp, Vienna horn and bassoon.
  • Guaranteed by the Austrian Mint.

Protect your Gold Philharmonic with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding a presentation box to your order.

This stunning Gold bullion coin is loved around the world for its 1 oz metal content and classic, recognizable design. Add the 2018 Gold Austrian Philharmonic to your cart today!

Vienna Philharmonic coins are popular bullion coins made from Gold, Silver and Platinum. The Gold Philharmonic was first offered for purchase on October 10, 1989. The 1 oz Gold coin was made from .9999 fine Gold with a face value of 2,000 Austrian schillings. In 2002, the nominal face value changed to €100 with the adoption of the euro. Since its inception, the Gold Philharmonic has retained a depiction of the great pipe organ in the Vienna Musikverein’s Golden Hall on the obverse and an array of instruments, including the cello, violin, harp, Vienna horn and bassoon, on the reverse. Gold Philharmonic coins come in a variety of sizes, including 1/25 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz and 1 oz Gold coins.

On February 1, 2008, a 1 oz Silver version of the coin was issued. The Silver Philharmonics feature the same designs found on the Gold Philharmonics and are made of .999 fine Silver. The Austrian Mint decided to further expand their Philharmonic line with a 1 oz Platinum coin in 2016. The Platinum Philharmonic kept the same design as the Gold and Silver Philharmonics and is made from .9995 fine Platinum.

For the 15th anniversary of the Vienna Philharmonic Gold bullion coin in 2004, the Austrian Mint created a 1,000 oz version with a face value of €100,000. The "Big Phil" coin contains 31.103 kg of .9999 fine Gold. For the 20th anniversary, the Austrian Mint created a 20 oz .9999 fine Gold Philharmonic coin. On the 25th anniversary, the Austrian Mint introduced a new size in the series with the 1/25 oz .9999 fine Gold Philharmonic coin that is a permanent size for the series.

The History of 1 oz Gold Philharmonic Coins

Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins are named in honor of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. The orchestra was founded in 1842 and is counted among the finest in the world. The Vienna Philharmonic is based at the famous Musikverein in Vienna, Austria. Performers are selected from the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera in an arduous application process. Each musician must demonstrate proficiency at their instrument for at least three years, performing for the opera and ballet. After this period, the musician may formally request an application for a seat in the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. It is this world-class orchestra that inspires the artwork on both the obverse and reverse of these Austrian Gold coins. Since its launch in 1989, the Austria Gold Philharmonic has become one of the best-selling bullion coins in the world. The Gold Philharmonic was originally struck in 1 oz and 1/4 oz sizes, but more fractionals have been available in 1/10 oz since 1991, 1/2 oz since 1994 and 1/25 oz since 2014.

Why Invest in 1 oz Gold Philharmonic Coins?

Many investors find Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins are an excellent addition to their investment portfolios. Certainly these Gold coins are an ideal choice for inclusion in a Precious Metals IRA. These 1 oz Austrian Gold coins are composed of .9999 fine Gold, which not only meets but exceeds the Internal Revenue Service’s .995 minimum fineness requirement for Gold. If you wish to buy Austrian Mint coins for a Precious Metals IRA, first, per the IRS, you must open a custodian account. Our APMEX specialists are happy to direct you to a number of reliable IRA custodians. Gold Austrian Philharmonics and many other qualifying Gold bullion products can build a valuable Precious Metals IRA.

Invest in the Austrian Gold Philharmonic

Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins boast worldwide popularity among investors and collectors since their introduction in 1989. In fact, according to the World Gold Council, the Austrian Gold Philharmonic was the top-selling Gold coin in the world in 1992, 1995, 1996 and 2000! Since 2008, the Austrian Mint has also produced the Austrian Silver Philharmonic, a favorite among investors all over the world for its .999 fine Silver. The Austrian Philharmonic coins in both Gold and Silver are available at APMEX in all iterations and make excellent additions to any investment portfolio.

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