The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has been performing for audiences since the mid 19th century and is one of the world’s most respected musical performers. The Austrian Mint has paid tribute to this iconic orchestra through its depiction on coinage. While the gold philharmonic coin was the first to be minted, the Austrian Mint added a silver Philharmonic coin in 1989.
The Austrian Mint celebrates the 25th year anniversary in 2014 of the Philharmonic coin by placing a 1 oz silver Philharmonic coin within a 2 oz silver bar.
The 2 oz. silver bar features musical notes, the bar’s weight and the silver purity, as well as the text 25 ANNIVERSARY OF THE VIENNA PHILHARMONIC in English on the front, and 25 JAHRE WIENER PHILHARMONIKER in the German on the back; it has a cut-out into which the silver ounce fits.