Each of these beautiful .9999 fine Gold Austrian Philharmonic coins comes to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, allowing the well-known design to shine through. Each coin contains 1 oz of Gold, making these an ideal investment piece.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
- 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 2015 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 for the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra, which was founded in 1842 and is considered one of the finest in the world. The design of these Austrian Gold coins was inspired on both sides by the Philharmonic orchestra. Since the Austrian Mint introduced the Gold coin in 1989, it has been one of the world’s bestselling bullion coins. The Gold coin was originally minted in 1 oz and 1/4 oz, but has 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 that Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins are an excellent addition to their investment portfolios and the Gold coins can be an ideal choice for Precious Metals IRAs. These 1 oz Austrian Gold coins that are .9999 fine Gold exceed the Internal Revenue Service’s minimum fineness requirement for Gold, which is .995 fine Gold. Before buying Austrian Mint coins for a Precious Metals IRA, the IRS first requires that you open a custodian account, and our APMEX specialists are happy to direct you to a number of reliable IRA custodians. Then add these Gold coins and many other Gold bullion products that qualify for a Precious Metals IRA to help create a balanced portfolio.
Invest in 1 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic, one of the world’s bestselling coins.
Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins have enjoyed worldwide popularity among investors since the Gold bullion coins were first introduced. The Austrian Gold coin was the top-selling Gold coin in the world in 1992, 1995, 1996, and 2000, according to the World Gold Council. Since 2008, the Austrian Mint has also produced the Austrian Silver Philharmonic, a perennial favorite among investors for its .999 fine Silver. The Austrian Philharmonic Gold coin and Silver coin, available at APMEX, are popular additions to any investment portfolio.
When you buy Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins, know what premium over spot price means.
When investing in Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins, one of the most recognizable Gold coins in the world, you will want to understand how pricing works. Although Austrian Gold coins have a face value of 100 Euros, the purchase price is based on the value of the raw unfabricated Gold, known as the spot price, which no one pays for Gold. The price of Gold you pay is known as the premium price, or the premium over spot price, and it includes the cost of fabrication, distribution, a small dealer fee and any numismatic or collector value. When you purchase Austrian Mint coins as an investment, the spot price of Gold will affect your bottom line. Gold coins and other Precious Metals bullion are more affordable when the spot price of Gold decreases, and when the spot price of Gold rises, it may be time to sell your Gold.