Gold Ounce (1 oz), Coin Type from Austria - detailed information

Gold Ounce (1 oz), Coin Type from Austria (issued 2002 - )
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)

The Vienna Philharmonic (German: Wiener Philharmoniker), often shortened to just Philharmonic or called the Austrian Philharmonic, is a bullion coin of gold, silver, or platinum produced by the Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich). The coin is named for the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra, which inspired the design of both sides. It was introduced in 1989 as a one ounce and a quarter ounce gold coin with a face value of 2,000 and 500 Austrian schillings respectively. In later years, more sizes and metals were added. It is generally one of the world's best selling bullion coins.

In 2002, with the adoption of the euro currency, the nominal value of the one-ounce gold coin was changed to 100 Euros. Because they are not in the standard circulating denominations (from 1 Euro Cent to €2), the coins are legal tender in Austria only and not in the whole Eurozone. Like any bullion coin though, their actual value is based primarily on the metal content and the spot price of that metal on the commodities markets.

The design on the coin remains the same each year; only the year of issue changes. The obverse of the coin depicts the pipe organ in the Vienna Musikverein's Golden Hall. The reverse shows instruments of the Vienna Philharmonic, including Vienna horn, bassoon, harp, and four violins centred on a cello. Both designs were produced by Thomas Pesendorfer, who was the chief engraver of the Austrian Mint between 1993 and 2016.

Obverse
Austria / Gold Ounce (1 oz) - obverse photo

The obverse design of the coin features the pipe organ from Goldener Saal (the Golden Hall) in the Musikverein, the concert hall in Vienna where the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra plays.

Around above, the legend REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH (translated from German: Republic of Austria).

In the exergue, the precious metal content 1 UNZE GOLD 999.9 (one troy ounce of 99.99% gold), below which the date of issue [year].

Around below, the nominal face value 100 EURO.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1 UNZE GOLD 999.9 [year] 100 EURO
Reverse
Austria / Gold Ounce (1 oz) - reverse photo

The reverse design features an array of musical instruments typical for the orchestra: four violins either side of a cello in the foreground, and the Viennese horn, the bassoon and the harp behind.

Around above, the inscription WIENER PHILHARMONIKER (Vienna Philharmonic).

Reverse Inscription WIENER PHILHARMONIKER
EdgeMilled interruptedEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Earlier gold ounce coins in the Vienna Philharmonic series were denominated as 2,000 Schillings.

For other coins and bullion products of the same size, see also:
- Australia gold ounce (legal tender) and gold ounce private bullion
- Saint Helena gold ounce (NCLT) and gold ounce bullion
- South Africa gold ounce (including the 1oz gold Krugerrand)
- United Kingdom gold ounce (legal tender) and gold ounce private bullion

Coin Type: Gold Ounce (1 oz) - (21) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Gold Ounce 2002 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2002 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Ounce 2002 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 164,105
Gold Ounce 2003 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2003 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 179,881
Gold Ounce 2004 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2004 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 176,319
Gold Ounce 2005 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2005 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 158,564
Gold Ounce 2006 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2006 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 82,174
Gold Ounce 2007 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2007 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Ounce 2007 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 108,675
Gold Ounce 2008 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2008 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Ounce 2008 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 715,842
Gold Ounce 2009 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2009 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Ounce 2009 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 903,047
Gold Ounce 2010 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2010 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Ounce 2010 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 501,951
Gold Ounce 2011 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2011 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Ounce 2011 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 586,686
Gold Ounce 2012 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2012 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 341,411
Gold Ounce 2013 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2013 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Ounce 2013 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 579,223
Gold Ounce 2014 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2014 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Ounce 2014 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 423,919
Gold Ounce 2015 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2015 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Ounce 2015 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 647,100
Gold Ounce 2016 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2016 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Ounce 2016 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 451,007
Gold Ounce 2017 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2017 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Ounce 2017 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 355,436
Gold Ounce 2018 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2018 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Ounce 2018 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 318,334
Gold Ounce 2019 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2019 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Ounce 2019 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 164,312
Gold Ounce 2020 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2020 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Ounce 2020 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 706,626
Gold Ounce 2021 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2021 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Ounce 2021 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2022 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Ounce 2022 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Ounce 2022 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: unknown
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Gold Ounce (1 oz): Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyEuro, Austria
From2002
Face Value100 (x Euro, Austria)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerThomas Pesendorfer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size37.000 mm
Thickness2.000 mm
Mass31.103 g