Austrian Platinum Philharmonic Coins

platinum coin icon Austria flag icon Platinum Philharmonics - the newest addition to the Philharmonic coin series

The Austrian Platinum Philharmonic coins that are sometimes listed as Vienna Philharmonic platinum coins were the latest addition to the Philharmonic coin range in 2016. Their name derives from their design which shows a pipe organ from the concert hall of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker) on the reverse. The coins share their design with the best-selling Austrian Gold Philharmonics and Austrian Silver Philharmonics.

The Austrian Platinum Philharmonics are minted out of 99.95% pure platinum. The Austrian Mint only produces the 1 oz denomination for now with a brilliant uncirculated finish.

The purity and weight of the coins is guaranteed by the Austrian government. Platinum Philharmonic coins have a face value of 100 Euros and legal tender status in Austria. Due to their high platinum purity, they are eligible to be included in a precious metal IRA (Individual Retirement Account).

obverse side of the 2016 issue of the brilliant uncirculated 1 oz Austrian Platinum Philharmonic coin
reverse side of the 2016 issue of the brilliant uncirculated 1 oz Austrian Platinum Philharmonic coin

Coin Specifications

Weight Face Value Purity Diameter x Thickness
1 oz 100 Euro 99.95% 37 x 1.35 mm

Design

The Vienna Philharmonic platinum coins are identical in design to the gold and silver version. The chief engraver of the Austrian Mint Thomas Pesendorfer created the design that is displayed on all versions of the coins. A selection of classical music instruments of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, including a horn, harp, cello and four violins, are shown on the obverse. The German name "Wiener Philharmoniker" of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is engraved with big letters above the arrangement with the German word for platinum ("Platin") in smaller size underneath.

The reverse shows the Great Organ that is located in the Viennese Concert Hall. That is where the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs its concerts. "Republik Österreich" - Austrian Republic - is engraved above the organ and the coin's year of mintage, face value, platinum weight and purity appear below.

History

Whereas the gold and silver version of the coins have been successful for decades, the Platinum Philharmonic coins were just introduced to the market in 2016. They are only available in the denomination of 1 oz. The Austrian Mint packages the coins in rolls of ten and mint-sealed boxes of 500.

Mintages

The final mintage number of 1 oz Austrian Platinum Philharmonics for 2016 hasn't been disclosed yet by the Austrian Mint.

obverse side of the 2016 issue of the brilliant uncirculated 1 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic coin
reverse side of the 2016 issue of the brilliant uncirculated 1 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic coin

Austrian Gold Philharmonics

The Austrian Mint produces Europe's best-selling gold coins since 1989. The Austrian Gold Philharmonics were also the world's best-selling gold coins in certain years. The coins that are sometimes also referred to as Vienna Philharmonic gold coins are generally available in the five denominations of 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz and 1/25 oz. The 99.99% pure coins count among the highest-purity gold bullion coins. Both brilliant uncirculated and proof Gold Philharmonics are offered. The name and design of the coins was chosen as a tribute to the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Austrian Gold Philharmonic page gives more information about the coins and allows you to compare current prices.

obverse side of the 2017 issue of the brilliant uncirculated 1 oz Austrian Silver Philharmonic coin
reverse side of the 2017 issue of the brilliant uncirculated 1 oz Austrian Silver Philharmonic coin

Austrian Silver Philharmonics

The Austrian Mint introduced the 1 oz Silver Philharmonic coin in 2008. It is struck out of 99.9% pure silver and has a face value of 1.50 Euros. The 1 oz silver coin is 3.2 mm thick, but its diameter is identical to the thinner Gold Philharmonic coin. Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins have the same design as the gold coins but their edge is smooth. More than 54 million pieces of this silver bullion coin were sold between 2008 and 2012. The coins are sometimes also referred to as the Vienna Philharmonic silver coins because their name and design was chosen as a tribute to the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Austrian Silver Philharmonic page gives more information about the coins and allows you to compare current prices.

Special Austrian Platinum Philharmonic Sets

2016 3x1 oz Austrian Philharmonic Set

3x1 oz Philharmonic Set 2016

total gold weight: 1 oz

total silver weight: 1 oz

total platinum weight: 1 oz

The set consists of all three 1 oz Austrian Philharmonic coins. Whereas the 1 oz gold (since 1989) and silver coins (since 2008) already exist for years, the platinum coin is minted for the first time in 2016.