Why are Philharmonics so Valuable and Special to Austria?
The Gold Philharmonics were first minted in 1989, while the Silver Philharmonics were introduced in 2008. These coins are one of the most popular coins in Austria and all over the world. Since their respective minting dates, these coins have garnered attention from both beginning and experienced collectors and investors. You can buy 1 oz Gold Philharmonics or 1 oz Silver Philharmonics at competitive prices through APMEX.
What Makes Philharmonics so Valuable and Special to Austria?
- Its imagery is special to Austria. Austria boasts perhaps the most-renowned orchestra in the world today, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. They have played at venues all around the world from sporting events to presidential inaugurations. The selection process for the Vienna Philharmonic is one of the world's most rigorous and detailed. The Musikverein is the infamous music hall where their concerts are played. The Austrian Mint's depictions on the Philharmonic coin, of both the Musikverein's Great Organ and various musical instruments, shows the importance of this group that has made artistic contributions to Austria and the world.
- The Austrian Philharmonic rivals popular coins like the American Silver Eagle and the Canadian Maple Leafs. Silver American Eagles and Canadian Maples Leafs each hold a special place for collectors and investors. These coins are some of the most popular numismatic programs set forth by their respective countries and are collected by people all over the world. The Austrian Philharmonic is the equivalent to the Silver Eagles and Maple Leafs.
- Gold Philharmonics come in fractional sizes along with the traditional 1 oz Gold or Silver size. These sizes make it affordable for buyers in Austria and all over the world to invest in the Philharmonics. This has lead to the coins being one of the top selling coins in the world every year.
- The design is now available in Platinum. In 2016, the Austrian Mint introduced a 1 oz Platinum Philharmonic, similar to the Platinum Eagle or Platinum Maple Leaf. This new addition to the popular Philharmonic series provides even more opportunities to own the beloved design in a truly Precious Metal.