Beginning in 2008, the Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint) introduced its first modern bullion coin, the Silver Philharmonic. Named and designed to honor the country's famous Vienna Philharmonic orchestra, these coins are also struck from .999 fine silver. They each are designated with a face value of 1.5 Euros and each contain 1 troy ounce of actual silver weight (ASW). The 2018 1 oz Austrian Silver Philharmonic Roll of 20 Coins comes neatly stacked in a plastic tube from the mint, giving a total silver weight of 20 troy oz.
On the reverse design, a group of classical instruments are arranged in a harmonious way. Four violins and a cello are joined by a horn, bassoon, and harp in beautiful visual symmetry. "SILBER" (German for "silver") appears just above. The series name "WIENER PHILHARMONIKER" runs along the top rim in bold lettering. The edge design is plain.
The obverse features a front view of the Great Organ located at Vienna's Musikverein music hall, a venue which frequently hosts the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. The name of the Austrian Republic in German is inscribed across the top half of the rim, reading "REPUBLIK OSTERREICH." The denomination "1,50 EURO" is found at the bottom rim while "1 UNZE FEINSILBER" and the year of issue "2018" are placed near the middle of the design.
The Roll of 20 Coins 2018 1 oz Austrian Silver Philharmonic is an exellent way for a coin collector or investor to accumulate eye-appealing silver bullion from a highly reputable mint. In addition to easy stacking and storage, the mint roll of 20 coins also makes it simple to liquidate a portion of one's silver at a later date in incremental amounts. Investors and coin collectors alike enjoy this flexibility and have made the Philharmonic 1 oz silver coin among the most trusted in the world.