Gold Vienna Philharmonic Coins
Direct from the Austrian Mint in Vienna, one of the oldest producers of coinage and currency, comes the Gold Vienna Philharmonic coin. This immaculate coin contains one of the most incredible designs found on a gold coin. Apart from the design, this coin is available in multiple, convenient sizes for investors to acquire.
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Gold Vienna Philharmonics
Design and Specifications
Monex, the country's leading precious metals investment firm, is pleased to offer gold investors the incomparable, pure gold Vienna Philharmonic...a legal-tender gold bullion coin recognized throughout the world for its beauty, purity and high quality.
Vienna Philharmonic coins are produced by the Austrian Mint in Vienna, Austria, which has been producing innovative coinage and currency for over 800 years, making it one of the oldest continuously-producing minting institutions in the world.
First struck in 1989, the Vienna Philharmonic coin is the only European legal tender gold coin produced on a large scale, and it is the only regularly issued bullion coin denominated in euros. It is also to our knowledge the only gold coin to ever have been featured on the side of an airplane...as seen here on an Austrian Airlines Airbus A340.
The Vienna Philharmonic is pure gold, with a fineness of .9999 or 24 karats, and is the largest diameter one-ounce pure gold coin in the world.
Each Vienna Philharmonic coin features imagery of the cultural pride of Austria, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The obverse side of the coin is stamped with the name of the orchestra in German, and features a montage of instruments, including a string bass, cellos, violins, a bassoon, harp and Viennese horn, representing Austria's rich musical and cultural heritage.
The reverse side of the coin features the image of the "Great Organ" found in Vienna's "Golden Hall," the concert hall where the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs. The country of issue, the gold weight in ounces, legal tender value in euros, and the coin's purity are also stamped on the reverse side of the coin.
It is interesting to note that Vienna Philharmonic coin is unique in that it is one of the few gold coins in the world to have been minted and circulated with two different currency values: From 1989 through 2001, the coin was denominated in Austrian Shillings. Starting in 2002, the coins have been denominated in euros.
Monex has been one of the leading dealers in Vienna Philharmonics since the coin was first introduced. We have had and continue to have a very close working relationship with the Austrian Mint. Today, Monex sells more Vienna Philharmonics in North America annually than any other firm...and is among the top three dealers of the coins in the world.
Gold Vienna Philharmonic coins are available from Monex in the following three sizes and denominations:
1 Ounce Philharmonic
1/4 Ounce Philharmonic
1/10 Ounce Philharmonic
The one-ounce Vienna Philharmonic coin has a diameter of 37mm and is 2mm thick, giving the coin dimensions slightly smaller than the old US silver dollar coin. It carries a face value of 100 euros and is available from Monex in units of ten, one-ounce coins. The coins can be purchased outright for personal delivery or can be financed through the exclusive Monex ATLAS account. Additionally, Vienna Philharmonic gold coins are suitable for an IRA investment.
Each of the fractional Vienna Philharmonic coins are sold in units of 20 coins, and are available for personal delivery only. The quarter-ounce coin has a diameter of 22mm, is 1.20mm thick, and has a face value of 25 euro. The tenth-ounce coin has a diameter of 16mm, is 1.20mm thick, and has a face value of 10 euro. Each of the fractional coins features the same images found on the one-ounce coin.
In October 2004, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Europe's only pure gold bullion coin, the Austrian Mint, under the direction of Master of the Mint Dietmar Spranz, issued the massive 1,000 troy ounce Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin known affectionately known as the "Big Phil." The Mint produced only 15 of these mega-coins, each weighing in at slightly more than 68 pounds of pure .9999 fine gold and carrying a face value of 100,000 euro. Monex is proud to have handled all original sales of the Big Phil coins in North America.
With its incomparable beauty...technical perfection...unsurpassed purity...and legal tender status, gold Vienna Philharmonic coins provide investors with the means to diversify their investment portfolios with a hard asset that is both secure and internationally-recognized.
Call a Monex Account Representative today to discuss how a gold Vienna Philharmonic investment could become part of your investment portfolio...and about the many convenient ways you can purchase your gold Vienna Philharmonic coins from Monex.
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