Austrian Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin
The world famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is the inspiration for this coin. A harmonious design of musical instruments from the Orchestra adorn the reverse side of the coin depicting a collection of orchestral instruments: a cello, four violins, a Vienna horn, bassoon, and harp. These instruments are arranged underneath the German name of the orchestra: 'WIENER PHILHARMONIKER'. The great organ in the Golden Hall in Vienna’s Musikverein is pictured on the obverse side of the coin. Also featured on this side are the the weight, fineness and year of issue. Face value is indicated in Austrian Schilling in mintings prior to December 31, 2001, and Euro afterwards.
Minted at the historic Austrian Mint in Vienna, internationally famous for producing exceptional gold coins for more than 800 years, the Philharmonic is one of the most beautiful modern gold bullion coins. The Mint was established in 1194 and has remained in its current building since 1837.