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Copper coin
The Bicentenary of the Society of Music Lovers

Product No. 18097

€  5,00

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Maximum order quantity: 60
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Legendary in the world of classical music, the Society of Music Lovers hosts over 800 concerts each year at its headquarters, the aesthetically and acoustically brilliant Musikverein in Vienna. In commemoration of the Society’s bicentenary in 2012 the Austrian Mint has struck this timeless 5 euro copper coin, an ideal gift for music lovers and coin collectors alike.

Depicted on the obverse of the coin, above the legend “Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde” (Society of Music Lovers), the Musikverein's Main Concert Hall and its imposing organ play host to the world famous New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which is broadcast to more than 70 countries worldwide. One of the numerous imposing statues of Caryatids that line the stunning golden hall is shown in the foreground. The reverse of the coin shows the shields of the nine federal states of Austria.

Date of Issue 14. December 2011
Quality Uncirculated
Occasion New Year
Face Value 5 Euro
Coin Design Thomas Pesendorfer, Mag. Helmut Andexlinger
Diameter 28,50 mm
Alloy Copper
Total Weight 8,90 g
Packaging Comes without packaging
Year Uncirculated Proof Special Uncirculated
2011 300.000 Kupfer - 50.000

Legendary in the world of classical music, the Society of Music Lovers hosts over 800 concerts each year at its headquarters, the aesthetically and acoustically brilliant Musikverein in Vienna. In commemoration of the Society’s bicentenary in 2012 the Austrian Mint has struck this timeless 5 euro copper coin, an ideal gift for music lovers and coin collectors alike.

Depicted on the obverse of the coin, above the legend “Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde” (Society of Music Lovers), the Musikverein's Main Concert Hall and its imposing organ play host to the world famous New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which is broadcast to more than 70 countries worldwide. One of the numerous imposing statues of Caryatids that line the stunning golden hall is shown in the foreground. The reverse of the coin shows the shields of the nine federal states of Austria.

Date of Issue 14. December 2011
Quality Uncirculated
Occasion New Year
Face Value 5 Euro
Coin Design Thomas Pesendorfer, Mag. Helmut Andexlinger
Diameter 28,50 mm
Alloy Copper
Total Weight 8,90 g
Packaging Comes without packaging
Year Uncirculated Proof Special Uncirculated
2011 300.000 Kupfer - 50.000