These attractive Gold pieces contain 1 oz of .9999-fine Gold. The obverse of the Gold Philharmonics features an image of the Great Organ of the Golden Hall in Vienna’s concert hall, the Musikverein. The reverse displays an array of instruments, including the bass, violin, harp, Vienna horn and bassoon.
Coins dated prior to 2002 are denominated as 2000 schilling. Coins dated 2002 to present are denominated as 100 euros.
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.