The Austrian Silver Vienna Philharmonic coin is an often under looked silver bullion coin. These beautiful coins are minted by the Austrian Mint and boast stunning designs on both sides.
The front of the Austrian Silver Philharmonic (ASP) depicts a design by Thomas Pesendorf of the massive pipe organ housed in the Musikverein concert hall in Vienna, which is the home of the Viennese Philharmonic Orchestra. Also on the obverse are the date and the words “Republik Osterreich” (“Austrian Republic”) “1 onze” (“1 ounce”) “Feinsilber” (“fine silver”) and “1,50 Euro”
The back features Thomas Pesendorf’s depiction of various philharmonic instruments including violins, a cello, harp, bassoon, French horn and flute and the German words “Silber” (“Silver”) and “Wiener Philharmoniker” (“Vienna Philharmonic”).
The Austrian Silver Vienna Philharmonic coin was first introduced on January 31 2008, by the Austrian Mint in Vienna, Austria. Although the fineness of ASPs are not stated on either side of the coin, according to the Austrian Mint Silver Philharmonic coins are .999 silver.
Unlike its one ounce silver coin counterparts, the American Silver Eagle, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf and the Chinese Silver Panda, the Austrian Silver Philharmonic does not have a reeded edge. The edge of the Austrian Silver Philharmonic is smooth.
The Austrian Mint sold 86,780,595 Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins from 2008 – 2017, although their sales are hampered by a Euro-wide 20% VAT on silver coins.
Austrian Philharmonic silver coins can be purchased individually, in rolls of twenty or in “monster boxes” of five hundred coins.
Austrian Philharmonic silver coins tend to sell for lower premiums than their American, Canadian and Chinese equivalents.
Austrian Silver Philharmonic Rolls
Austrian Silver Philharmonic Monster Boxes
Austrian Philharmonic Silver coins are eligible to be used as assets in Individual Retirement Accounts.
This article by BGASC is not, and should not be regarded as, investment advice or as a recommendation regarding any particular course of action.