|date of issue:||15.01.2014
|alloy:||Gold Au 999,9
|fine weight:||38.88 g
Since it came into being 25 years ago, the “Wiener Philharmoniker” gold bullion coin has been declared the world’s bestselling investment coin four times by the World Gold Council. But not only one of the world’s most successful investment products, the Vienna Philharmonic is also one of the best looking. On one side, Chief engraver Thomas Pesendorfer’s classic, award-winning design features a harmonious assortment of musical instruments, including a Viennese horn, a bassoon, a harp, four violins and a cello. On the other, it shows the great organ of the Musikverein concert hall in Vienna, home of the world famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The face value, weight, fineness (24 carat 999.9/1000 pure gold) and year of issue also feature on this side of the coin.
Proof quality coins are the fruit of the most advanced minting know-how, technology and craftsmanship. Only after 22 high-precision preparatory procedures is the die used to strike the rst coin, whose polished and frosted surfaces create an artistic interplay that makes for a unique numismatic experience. Each coin is scrutinised in minute detail before it leaves the Austrian Mint, guaranteeing that a simple piece of metal has been transformed into a work of art.