Gold Quarter Ounce 1992 Vienna Philharmonic, Coin from Austria - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 1992 Vienna Philharmonic, Coin from Austria (demonetised 2002)
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 1992 Vienna Philharmonic

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 quarter-ounce gold coin was changed to 25 Euros. Like any bullion coin though, their actual value is unrelated to the face value, and 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. Both the obverse and reverse were designed by Thomas Pesendorfer, who was the chief engraver of the Austrian Mint between 1993 and 2016.

MintAustrian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage176,000
Obverse
Austria / Gold Quarter Ounce 1992 Vienna Philharmonic - 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 1/4 UNZE GOLD 999.9 (one quarter of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold), below which the date of issue 1992.

Around below, the nominal face value 500 SCHILLING.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1/4 UNZE GOLD 999.9 1992 500 SCHILLING
Reverse
Austria / Gold Quarter Ounce 1992 Vienna Philharmonic - 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

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).

All (13) coins of type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) Pre-Euro
Coin NameMintageLegend
Gold Quarter Ounce 1989 Vienna Philharmonic 272,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1/4 UNZE GOLD 999.9 1989 500 SCHILLING
Gold Quarter Ounce 1990 Vienna Philharmonic 162,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1/4 UNZE GOLD 999.9 1990 500 SCHILLING
Gold Quarter Ounce 1991 Vienna Philharmonic 146,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1/4 UNZE GOLD 999.9 1991 500 SCHILLING
Gold Quarter Ounce 1992 Vienna Philharmonic 176,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1/4 UNZE GOLD 999.9 1992 500 SCHILLING
Gold Quarter Ounce 1993 Vienna Philharmonic 126,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1/4 UNZE GOLD 999.9 1993 500 SCHILLING
Gold Quarter Ounce 1994 Vienna Philharmonic 121,200 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1/4 UNZE GOLD 999.9 1994 500 SCHILLING
Gold Quarter Ounce 1995 Vienna Philharmonic 156,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1/4 UNZE GOLD 999.9 1995 500 SCHILLING
Gold Quarter Ounce 1996 Vienna Philharmonic 139,200 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1/4 UNZE GOLD 999.9 1996 500 SCHILLING
Gold Quarter Ounce 1997 Vienna Philharmonic 100,700 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1/4 UNZE GOLD 999.9 1997 500 SCHILLING
Gold Quarter Ounce 1998 Vienna Philharmonic 90,800 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1/4 UNZE GOLD 999.9 1998 500 SCHILLING
Gold Quarter Ounce 1999 Vienna Philharmonic 81,600 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1/4 UNZE GOLD 999.9 1999 500 SCHILLING
Gold Quarter Ounce 2000 Vienna Philharmonic 25,900 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1/4 UNZE GOLD 999.9 2000 500 SCHILLING
Gold Quarter Ounce 2001 Vienna Philharmonic 25,800 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1/4 UNZE GOLD 999.9 2001 500 SCHILLING
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Gold Quarter Ounce 1992 Vienna Philharmonic: Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyAustrian Schilling
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) Pre-Euro
Issued1992
Face Value500 (x Schilling)
Total Mintage176,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 2002
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerThomas Pesendorfer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.000 mm
Thickness1.200 mm
Mass7.776 g
OCC IDLGVB-ELDC-KGJR-EMPX
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Gold Quarter Ounce 1992 Vienna Philharmonic: Photos
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Gold Quarter Ounce 1992 Vienna Philharmonic: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldAustria Fr# B3
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustria KM# 2989