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These random date 1/2 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins are struck from .9999 fine gold. They have a diameter of 28 mm and thickness of 1.6 mm, weighting a total of 15.552 grams. Produced by the 800 year-old Austrian Mint, gold philharmonics are one of the most widely traded bullion gold coins. Beginning in 1989, the 1/2 oz coin bore a denomination of 1000 Schillings until 2002, when its denomination changed to 50 euros.
These coins feature a design by Thomas Pesendorfer honoring the historic Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.The obverse shows the Great Organ in the Golden Hall at the Vienna Philharmonic concert hall. Arching above the organ is "Republic of Austria" in German, while immediately below the organ appears the weight and purity of the coin. Below this is the year and denomination.The reverse features instruments of the Vienna Philharmonic, including the Viennese Horn, bassoon, harp, a pair of violins, a bass violin, and a pair of cellos. Above the instruments is "Vienna Philharmonic" in German.
The Austrian Gold Philharmonics are valued by collectors for their purity and beauty. These coins are available in random dates, selected by Gainesville Coins based on the available inventory on-hand at the time of purchase. Unfortunately we cannot honor requests for a specific date for orders using this item number.