Austria 2016 Vienna Philharmonic 100 Euro Platinum Bullion coin, courtesy Austrian Mint

2016 Vienna Philharmonic 100 Euro Platinum Bullion coin, courtesy Austrian Mint

Description:

In 1989, the Austrian Mint introduced its best-selling and award-winning .9999 fine, one troy ounce Vienna Philharmonic gold bullion coin.

In 2002, the Mint issued the first silver bullion Philharmonic.

Now, the Austrian Mint has added a new precious metal to the repertoire, with the release of the first platinum Philharmonic bullion coin at the 2016 World Money Fair in Berlin. Notably, it is the very first platinum coin of any series issued by the Austrian Mint in its entire history.

Reverse, Austria 2016 Vienna Philharmonic 100 Euro Platinum Bullion coin, courtesy Austrian Mint

Obverse:

Centered, the famed pipe organ from the Vienna Musikverein’s Golden Hall. Wrapping around the top of the coin is the inscription REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH. Beneath the organ is the coin’s weight, described as “1 UNZEN PLATIN 999.5” and the date, “2016”. Wrapping around the bottom of the coin is the denomination 100 EURO.

Reverse:

An assortment of orchestral instruments: the French horn, the bassoon, a harp, four violins, and a cello. Wrapping around the top of the coin is the inscription WIENER PHILHARMONIKER.

Designer(s): Austrian Mint designer Thomas Pesendorfer’s coin designs continue to capture the spirit and culture of Austria. To learn more about him: View Designer’s Profile.

Coin Specifications:

Country:  Austria
Year Of Issue:  2016
Denomination:  100 Euro
Mint Mark:
Mintage:
Alloy: 99.95% Platinum
Weight:  31.10 g
Diameter:  37.00 mm
Thickness:  1.35 mm
OBV Designer  Thomas Pesendorfer
REV Designer  Thomas Pesendorfer
Quality:  Uncirculated

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