2020 1 oz Austrian Silver Philharmonic (BU)
2020 British Silver Britannia
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Arrives in protective plastic flips
- 13th release of Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins!
- The face value of 1.50 (Euro) is fully backed by the Austrian government.
- A view of the Great Organ in the Golden Concert Hall, or Musikverein, is featured on the obverse.
- Musical instruments used by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra are depicted on the reverse.
The Silver Philharmonic coin is the best-selling silver bullion coin on the European continent. Introduced in 2008, it is a relatively new coin on the continent but it did not take long for investors on the continent to seek out the design that was already in use on the gold bullion version of the coin.
The first release of the Austrian Silver Philharmonic was met with intense demand. The initial 2008 debut coins sold a total of 7.773 million coins. Over the course of the first five years the coin was available from 2008 to 2012, a total of 54 million units were sold in this series. The Austrian Silver Philharmonic shares the same designs on the obverse and reverse as the gold and platinum versions.
All of the 2020 1 oz Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coins in this listing come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition from the Austrian Mint. The coins are available to purchase individually in protective plastic flips.
The Great Organ is a fixture of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performances in the Musikverein, also known as the Golden Concert Hall. Depicted on the obverse of the 2020 Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin, this is the home concert hall for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and it is located in the Innere Stadt neighborhood in the federal capital city of Vienna.
Several musical instruments are depicted on the reverse of the 2020 1 oz Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin. The design centers on a cello, with four violins, a bassoon, a harp, and a French horn depicted around it in the design field.
The Austrian Mint issues the 2020 Austrian Silver Philharmonic coin. The mint operates from its facility in Vienna and was originally founded in 1194. The mint was initially funded with 15 tonnes of silver paid to Duke Leopold V by King Richard I of England as a ransom to allow himself and his troops to freely pass through Austria on the way to England.