THE GOLDEN CLASSIC FROM VIENNA
January 10, 2023
The Vienna Gold Philharmonic (VP) is an Austrian gold coin which has been manufactured by Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint) starting in 1989. The mint is wholly owned by the Austrian Central Bank. The Gold Philharmonic is the second European bullion coin made of fine gold .9999 after the Gold Britannia and is a legal government tender. Since the currency change in Austria in 2002, the coin is no longer issued in Schilling, but in Euro. The VP remains the only bullion coin in Europe with a nominal value in Euro.
The Gold Philharmonic has a fineness of .9999. Initially the coin was issued in 1 oz and ¼ oz, now it is also available in ½ oz, 1/10 oz and since 2014 in 1/25 oz. The price fluctuates every business day according to the gold spot price in addition to a small surcharge. The Gold Philharmonic sells well throughout Europe, North America and Japan. In 2008, the Vienna Philharmonic has become available in silver, and in 2016 also in platinum.
Design of the Vienna Philharmonic
The motif on the gold coin is always the same, apart from its mintage. The front of the Vienna Philharmonic gold coin features the famous big pipe organ of the golden hall in the Wiener Musikverein. The reverse features instruments of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra – a French horn, a bassoon, a harp, four violins and a cello in the middle.