Austria is, in many ways, the musical capital of the world. While many countries boast grand event centers and concert halls, the contributions of Austrians to the musical world are undeniable. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gustav Mahler, Franz Liszt, and many other famous composers were born and raised in Austria, and their musical works are still enjoyed by millions today.
The 2021 1 Oz Austria Platinum Philharmonic Coin continues the Austrian Mint’s tradition of celebrating Austria’s vibrant and supremely musical history through bullion. The platinum edition of this coin is relatively new, having been first released just four years ago in 2016. Many investors appreciate the high value of platinum, as well as the unique shine and appearance it offers. Struck into the finest platinum available (.9995), the unique and intricate designs of the 1 Oz Austria Philharmonic Coin really seem to pop.
- .9995 pure platinum.
- Backed by the government of Austria (face value: 100 Euros).
- Obverse depiction: Vienna’s historic “Great Organ.”
- Reverse depiction: Eight instruments, including the cello, four violins, a harp, a bassoon, and a horn.
These coins are something unique. For appreciators of music and culture, the historic Austrian Mint’s Philharmonic series is unmatched. The initial series began with the gold coin, which premiered in 1989. It wasn’t until 2008 that the same design was released with .9999 pure silver. Like we explained above, the .9995 pure platinum model we bring you today is only the fourth in its collection.
As always, this coin is brought to you by Hero Bullion in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition. Our careful packaging and shipping methods ensure that these coins are shipped to you free of blemishes, marks, or scuffs.
On the obverse side of the 2021 1 Oz Austria Platinum Philharmonic Coin, onlookers can appreciate the intricate depiction of eight different popular orchestra instruments. These include a cello and four violins in the foreground, as well as a harp, bassoon, and “Vienna horn” in the background. We appreciate the fine details of this design; they’re left as outlines, allowing the beauty of the pure platinum to speak for itself.
While the front of the coin emphasizes simple yet intricate instrumental designs, the reverse side reckons with the impressive history of music culture in the country. The “Great Organ” is a world famous instrument found in Vienna’s classic Golden Concern Hall. The concert hall, also known as the Wiener Musikverein, is over 150 years old and has hosted some of the most famous concerts in the past century.
As the fifth coin in the Austrian 1 Oz Platinum Philharmonic Coin series, this piece allows collectors to get in on the ground floor of a relatively new version of an exceedingly popular collection from the Austrian Mint. For collectors who appreciate the imagery of Austria and its unique culture, and especially for those who love the look and feel of pure platinum in their collectible coins, the 2021 Austria 1 Oz Platinum Philharmonic Coin is a unique opportunity.