Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz), Coin Type from Austria - detailed information

Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz), Coin Type from Austria (issued 2002 - )
Coin TypeGold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 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, to which In later years more sizes and metals were added - including a gold tenth-ounce initially denominated as 200 schillings.

In 2002, with the adoption of the euro currency, the nominal value of the tenth-ounce gold coin was changed to 10 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 Tenth-Ounce (1/10 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 1/10 UNZE GOLD 999.9 (one tenth of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold), below which the date of issue [year].

Around below, the nominal face value 10 EURO.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1/10 UNZE GOLD 999.9 [year] 10 EURO
Reverse
Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 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
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Earlier gold tenth-ounce coins in the Vienna Philharmonic series were denominated as 200 Schillings.

For other coins and bullion products of the same size, see also:
- Australia gold tenth-ounce
- South Africa gold tenth ounce (including the 1/10 gold Krugerrand)
- United Kingdom gold tenth ounce

Coin Type: Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz) - (21) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2002 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2002 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2002 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 75,789
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2003 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2003 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2003 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 59,654
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2004 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2004 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 67,994
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2005 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2005 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 62,071
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2006 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2006 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 39,892
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2007 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2007 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 76,325
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2008 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2008 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 176,682
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2009 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2009 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2009 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 437,706
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2010 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2010 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 226,685
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2011 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2011 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 272,227
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2012 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2012 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2012 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 176,262
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2013 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2013 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 193,115
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 147,461
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 263,439
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 181,536
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 131,815
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2018 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2018 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2018 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 116,932
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2019 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2019 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2019 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 100,697
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 329,377
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Vienna Philharmonic Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Vienna Philharmonic - reverse photo Austria / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Vienna Philharmonic - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: unknown
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Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz): Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyEuro, Austria
From2002
Face Value10 (x Euro, Austria)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerThomas Pesendorfer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.000 mm
Thickness1.200 mm
Mass3.121 g