First being issued in 2008, the 1 oz Vienna Philharmonic Silver Coin is a popular one amongst investors worldwide. It symbolizes the unique European Classical Music’s history by depicting the renowned Vienna Philharmonic. Over the course of its 175-year history, the Vienna Philharmonic has been an integral part of Austria’s heritage having produced some of the world's most prominent composers and interpreters. The Philharmonic Coin collection aims to depict just this and symbolize the Orchestra as an Austrian national treasure.
The coin was designed by Thomas Pesendorfer, the Austrian Mints head engraver. The coins revere features eight orchestral instruments; four violins either side of a cello in the foreground and the Viennese horn, the bassoon and the harp behind. The coin's obverse features the Great Organ from the Musikverein Concert Hall in Vienna. The coin contains 1 troy ounce of pure .9999 silver and is a popular purchase amongst investors with millions being bought every year.