The Austrian Philharmonic Series debuted in 1989 with two weights in gold bullion. Those original coins were the 1 oz and 1/4 oz Gold Philharmonic. That series continued as the only option until 2008, adding 1/2 oz and 1/10 oz gold between 1989 and 2008. The 2008 release included a new Silver Philharmonic. Following that, the 1/25 oz gold coin debuted in 2014 and then platinum coins debuted in 2016 in the 1 oz Austrian Platinum Philharmonic.
Designs on both the obverse and reverse faces of the coin were created in 1989 by Thomas Pesendorfer. Mr. Pesendorfer is the Chief Engraver of the Austrian Mint and his designs feature on both sides of the coins in the gold, silver, and platinum coins.
The obverse face of 2023 1 oz Austrian Platinum Philharmonic Coins include the design of the Great Pipe Organ. This is a permanent fixture of the Golden Concert Hall located in the Innere Stadt neighborhood of Vienna, the federal capital city of Austria.
On the reverse side of 2023 Austrian Platinum Philharmonic Coins, you will find a collection of musical instruments used by the members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. In this design, there is a cello at the center with two violins on either side of the cello, with a bassoon, a harp, and a French horn in the background.
These 202w 1 oz Austrian Platinum Philharmonic Coins are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. These platinum coins are housed either individually inside of a protective plastic flip or in multiples of 10 housed inside of mint tubes. All Austrian Platinum Philharmonic coins are available from the Austrian Mint.