The 2019 Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin is a classically styled coin containing 1 oz of .9999 pure gold. Gold Philharmonic coins are legal tender with a 100 Euro face value, backed by the Republic of Austria. The quality and availability of the Gold Philharmonic make it extremely popular across the globe.
Investors seek out the Gold Philharmonic coin when they need to buy gold coins that are exceedingly beautiful, easily recognizable, and highly liquid for conversion to cash currencies. Gold Philharmonics are IRA-eligible.
Gold Philharmonic coins are produced by the highly-acclaimed Austrian Mint in Vienna, which has struck gold coins for over 800 years. The coin measures 37 mm (1.46 inches) in diameter, making it one of the widest 1 oz gold coins currently in production and a favorite among collectors and investors.
Originally minted in 1989 in Austrian Shilling denominations, the Gold Philharmonic coin has been denominated in Euros since 2002.
The design of the coin celebrates the world-famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the pinnacle of classical music and Austrian culture.
The front of the Gold Philharmonic coin features the extraordinary pipe organ from the Golden Hall of the Vienna Music Society, recognized throughout the world as the backdrop to the Philharmonic’s New Year concerts. It is pictured below:
Above the organ, the words “Republik Österreich” (Republic of Austria) stand in a semi-circle with the weight, purity, year-date, and face value displayed below.
The back of the Gold Philharmonic coin features eight orchestral instruments - four violins, a cello, Viennese horn, bassoon and harp - along with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra written in German.
Looking at this beautiful coin, you can imagine sitting in the Golden Hall listening to the harmonies of Austria’s great composers: Mozart, Schubert, Johann Strauss or Haydn.
Investors choose the Gold Philharmonic for its high purity -- at 24K (.9999) it’s higher than an American Gold Eagle -- and also because it is instantly identifiable around the world.
The Gold Philharmonic is so popular if you stacked every one ever sold it would form a column taller than Mt. Everest. In fact, the pillar would reach over 49,000 feet in height. According to the World Gold Council, the Gold Philharmonic was the best selling gold coin in the world in 1992, 1995, 1996 and 2000.
Gold Philharmonics are suitable for home storage but also offer a way to diversify your precious metals investments when held in private vault storage. By storing your Gold Philharmonics outside of your home country, you’re keeping it in a secure place where it is highly recognized and valued.
Multiples of 10 come in sealed tubes.