Gold Twenty Ounces 2009 Vienna Philharmonic, Coin from Austria - detailed information

Gold Twenty Ounces 2009 Vienna Philharmonic, Coin from Austria
CoinGold Twenty Ounces 2009 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. In later years, more sizes and metals were added. On the occasion of anniversaries of the series, the Mint also issued some coins in one-off other sizes, such as this one.

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.

In 2009, the Austrian Mint celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Austrian Gold Philharmonic coin series with a low mintage 20 oz (twenty ounces) coin.

MintAustrian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage6,027
Obverse
Austria / Gold Twenty Ounces 2009 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 20 UNZEN GOLD 999.9 (twenty troy ounces of 99.99% gold), below which the date of issue 2009.

Around below, the nominal face value 2000 EURO.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 20 UNZEN GOLD 999.9 2009 2000 EURO
Reverse
Austria / Gold Twenty Ounces 2009 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
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in presentation box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Gold Twenty Ounces 2009 Vienna Philharmonic: Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyEuro, Austria
Coin TypeGold Other Sizes
Issued2009
Face Value2000 (x Euro, Austria)
Total Mintage6,027
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerThomas Pesendorfer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size74.000 mm
Mass622.070 g
OCC IDQRAP-EBNC-XLBP-EYJD
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Gold Twenty Ounces 2009 Vienna Philharmonic: Photos
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2009 20 oz 20th Anniversary Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin
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2009 20 oz 20th Anniversary Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin
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2009 20 oz 20th Anniversary Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin
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2009 20 oz 20th Anniversary Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin
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2009 20 oz 20th Anniversary Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin
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Gold Twenty Ounces 2009 Vienna Philharmonic: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogAustria Schön# 369
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustria KM# 3182