2018 Austria 1 oz Platinum Philharmonic BU
The iconic design of the Philharmonic is available in .9995 fine Platinum making it an ideal investment piece.
- Contains 1 oz of .9995 fine Platinum.
- Coins will be in protective plastic flips.
- 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.
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This stunning Platinum bullion coin would make an excellent addition to any investment portfolio. Add the 2018 1 oz Platinum Philharmonic coin 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 Rich, Illustrious History of the Austrian MintIn 1194, Richard the Lionheart paid his own ransom of 12 tons of Silver to Duke Leopold V of Austria. King Richard secured his freedom and unintentionally laid the foundation for the Austrian Mint, as Duke Leopold ordered coins made from Richard the Lionheart’s ransom. In doing so, Leopold began minting in Vienna, though it would be another 200 years before the Vienna Mint was mentioned by name in historical documents. More than 800 years of minting history were instigated by that ransom.
The Vienna Mint was originally situated near Hoher Merkt but moved to various locations in Vienna. However, the mint has been housed in Heumarkt in central Vienna for nearly 200 years, where coins are produced to this day. In 1989, the name was officially changed to the Austrian Mint and was designated a subsidiary of the Austrian National Bank.