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- Contains 20 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Tube includes tamper evident seal and comes in multiples of 20.
- 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.
This stunning Silver bullion coin is loved around the world for its 1 oz metal content and classic, recognizable design. Add this 2018 Silver Austrian Philharmonic tube 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.
Philharmonic Coins Honor a Great OrchestraAustrian Philharmonic coins are named in honor of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. The orchestra, founded in 1842, is considered among the finest in the world. The Vienna Philharmonic is based at the famous Musikverein in Vienna, Austria. Performers are selected from among 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 by playing 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 inspired the artwork on both the obverse and reverse of these Austrian Mint coins. Since its launch in 1989, the Austria Gold Philharmonic has become one of the best-selling bullion coins in the world and the Silver Philharmonic enjoys great success among Precious Metals investors.
Precious Metals IRAs and the Austrian PhilharmonicThe 2018 Silver Austria Philharmonic, like all Philharmonic coins, is eligible for inclusion in a Precious Metals IRA. If you would like to start a Precious Metals IRA, first you will need to engage a custodian account, which APMEX can help you do. After that, it is simple to add eligible Precious Metals products to your IRA, keeping some of your precious resources out of the volatile stock market. Silver, Gold and Platinum Austrian Philharmonic coins are all excellent options for building your Precious Metals investment portfolio and are all IRS approved for inclusion in your Precious Metals IRA.
100% of reviewers recommend this product
Posted By:Roxanna Silver
Date:Sep 29, 2018
The low premiums of the Philharmonics are a steal. The silver Philharmonics offer the same advantages and respect as any other government minted bullion, yet they have one the lowest premiums. Can't go wrong with them. Simple but recognizable design with consistent and high quality strikes. Milk spots were never an issue with my when they come from APMEX. Buy'em by the tubes!
- Value (low premium over spot)
- Attractive Design
- Easy to Sell
- Mint Condition
- Recognized Brand
- Common (higher mintage)
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