The Vienna Philharmonic gold coin, named in honour of Vienna’s world-renown orchestra, was first issued on October 10, 1989. Since the Euro wasn’t adopted until 2002, the original face value was 2,000 Austrian Shillings. Nowadays, it’s worth €100. According to the World Gold Council, it was the best-selling gold coin worldwide in 1992, 1995 and 1996.

It is issued every year, in different face values, sizes and weights. It is used as an investment product (bullion coin).

Introduced in February 2008, the silver Philharmonic, had a face value of €1.50. The release of the first platinum Philharmonic bullion coin, at the 2016 World Money Fair in Berlin, was the very first platinum coin of any series issued by the Austrian Mint in its entire history.

Engraver: Thomas Pesendorfer


Depicts some wind (Viennese horn and bassoon) and bowed string (4 violins, harp and cello) instruments representing the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

The inscription Vienna Philharmonic forms an arc over the orchestral assembly.



Depicts the great organ from the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, the concert hall of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The face value in euros, the weight, alloy purity and year of the issue below. Country name above.

The Vienna Philharmonic, founded in 1842, is an orchestra considered to be one of the finest in the world. The Vienna Philharmonic is based at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria. Its members are selected from the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera. Selection involves a lengthy process, with each musician demonstrating his or her capability for a minimum of three years' performance for the opera and ballet. After this probationary period, the musician may request an application for a position in the orchestra from the Vienna Philharmonic's board.

½ UNZE GOLD 999.9


50 Euro

Bullion Coinage
KM# 3094 Schön# 287 Fr# B6
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Gold
Fineness 0.999
Weight 15.522 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Austrian Mint

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