Gold Vienna Philharmonic

The Austrian Philharmonic or Vienna Philharmonic gold bullion coin was the most popular gold coin in the 1990’s and is still among the world’s best sellers.

General Details

Perhaps the most successful investment coin on the market, the Gold Vienna Philharmonic is available again, but it may not be for long, if the market is any indication.

Statistics from the World Gold Council indicate that this coin was the best-selling coin in the world in 1992, 1995, 1996 and 2000. Containing a whole ounce of pure 24 karat gold, and backed by the Austrian Mint‘s reliable guarantee, the Vienna Philharmonic is one of the rare and truly classic offerings that will simply never go out of style.

Details and Background of the Gold Vienna Philharmonic coin

The coin is one troy ounce of 24 karat gold (.9999 pure), with a face value of 100 euros. Designed by the formidable Thomas Pesendorfer, chief engraver of the Austrian Mint, the obverse side of the coin depicts the iconic pipe organ from the Goldener Saal of the Musikverein Concert Hall in Vienna, home to the famous Philharmonic. The reverse side sports a kind of bouquet arrangement of classical instruments — four violins, cello, bassoon and harp — honed to a crisp and satisfying detail.

Debuting in 1998, the coin immediately took the market by storm. Despite this early success, the coin could easily have never been struck in the first place: It took a change in Austrian law earlier that year, which newly legalized the circulation of pure gold coins on the open market, to lead to the minting of this now-historic coin. The theme of the Vienna Philharmonic was chosen as the perfect way symbolize Austria as a whole.

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One interesting fact about this phenomenally successful product: If you stacked every gold Vienna Philharmonic coin on top of one another, you’d pile up a stack that exceeded the height Mt. Everest… By almost a factor of two!

Because the Austrian Philharmonic gold coin is eligible for a Gold IRA account, purchasing these coins is one of the most reliable ways you can diversify and strengthen your portfolio. In fact, it’s proven to be the staple coinage for bullion enthusiasts across the globe.

As always, Midas Gold Group is more than happy to advise prospective buyers on whether this coin is right for your collection. Any coin bought from us will always come to you in immaculate condition straight from the mint itself.


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Gold Vienna Philharmonic
1Denomination100 Euro
3Composition.9999 fine gold
4Diameter1.4567 inches (37.00 mm)
5Weight1.0000 troy ounce (31.103 g) (Fractionals available)
7DesignThomas Pesendorfer
8MintAustrian Mint
9Years of MintageSince 1989
10IRA EligibleYes
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