Since as early as 1842, Vienna’s Philharmonic Orchestra has been an essential part of the pride of the Austrian people. Initially commissioned to be built by Franz Joseph I, the construction of the Musikverein took seven years to complete. It has housed the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for nearly two centuries. In the global music scene, this orchestra is considered the gold standard for large orchestras; its contributions to the music cultural identity of the world are undeniable. Commemorate the important historical landmark of the Musikverein and the orchestra it houses with the 2021 ¼ Oz Austria Gold Philharmonic Coin.
Both the obverse and the reverse of the 2021 ¼ Oz Austria Gold Philharmonic Coin emphasize different aspects of Austria’s vibrant musical history. The 33rd consecutive release of the ¼ Oz edition of this coin, the 2021 version celebrates the unrivaled reputation of Austria’s Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the more general history of Austria and its musical culture. Hero Bullion is proud to offer the 2021 ¼ Oz Austria Gold Philharmonic Coin at a competitive price.
- .9999 pure gold, ¼ Troy Ounce.
- Face value: 25 Euros.
- Obverse Depiction: The Musikverein’s Great Pipe Organ.
- Reverse Depiction: Eight orchestra instruments.
Historical sites and landmarks are frequently the subject of popular coinage. For Austrians, few historical landmarks are as easily recognizable as the Musikverein, home of the world renowned Austrian Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the prized Great Pipe Organ. This coin features a depiction of both struck with a fourth of an ounce of .9999 pure gold bullion.
The Great Pipe Organ was installed for the first time in 1872. It was replaced with a new version of the famous organ in 1907, and it still stands today. The massive organ takes up the entire back wall of the Musikverein, towering over twenty feet into the air and centered on the stage. When it’s used, the booming sound of the organ fills the entire concert hall, which can house hundreds of patrons on any given night.
The obverse of the 2021 ¼ Oz Austria Gold Philharmonic Coin is adorned with the instantly recognizable symbol of this incredible musical fixture. Below the Musikverein Great Pipe Organ is the weight, purity, year, and face value of the collectable coin. The German name for the country of Austria is inscribed at the top of the coin. The intricate detail of the Great Pipe Organ really shines with the high purity gold composition of this piece, giving it an incredibly detailed appearance.
The reverse of this coin takes a novel turn, displaying simple lined depictions of eight popular instruments used in Austrian orchestras, including a Vienna horn, a harp, a bassoon, a cello, and four violins. The front and reverse of this coin paint a comprehensive picture of the unparalleled history and aesthetic of Vienna’s musical background.
For fans of music and culture, it’s hard to underestimate the collectable value of the 2021 ¼ Oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin.