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The Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin, first released by the Austrian Mint in February 2008, is Europe’s most popular silver bullion coin. The coin is one troy ounce of 99.9% silver with a face value of 1.5 euros and is considered legal tender by both the government of Austria and the European Union. The coin’s purity, weight and content are guaranteed by the Austrian Mint.
When the coin was issued in 2008, it was the first time that a 99.9% pure silver bullion coin held a face value denominated in euros. After only a month of circulation, the millionth coin was struck, and by the end of 2008, eight million coins had been sold. The Austrian Silver Philharmonic is only available in the 1-ounce version.
The Austrian Silver Philharmonic is virtually identical to the extremely popular gold version of the coin. Due to the enthusiasm of buyers, it was decided that the Austrian Silver Philharmonic would feature Thomas Pesendorfer’s original design. The iconic pipe organ from the Goldener Saal (Golden Hall) of the Viennese Musikverein, a famous concert hall in Vienna, appears on the obverse side of the coin. The organ is recognized throughout the world as the backdrop of the Philharmonic’s New Year’s Concert. Above the organ, the words “Republik Oesterreich” form a semicircle, and the space directly underneath the organ is inscribed with the coin’s specifications of weight, purity and mint year. The face value of the coin appears in a semicircle along the bottom of the coin.
The reverse side of the coin displays an array of eight instruments, specifically chosen by Pesendorfer to represent the many talented musicians of the orchestra. The instruments featured in the display include the Vienna horn, a bassoon, a harp, a cello and four violins. Engraved in a semicircle formation above the ensemble of instruments is the coin’s title, “Wiener Philharmoniker,” which is the German translation for “Vienna Philharmonics.” The word “Silber” may be read in small print directly below “Wiener Philharmoniker” and above the instruments.