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Austria 2010 Vienna Philharmonic (Wiener Philharmoniker) 1.5 Euro Pure Silver BU in Box

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Get the melodious Philharmonic, the first Euro silver bullion coin in the world, in box!

In 2008 Austria announced the release of a brand new silver bullion coin - the pure silver Vienna Philharmonic! This is the first silver bullion coin ever with a face value in euros! The obverse features the famous Great Pipe Organ of the Musikverein, while the reverse features a bouquet of orchestra instruments, all rendered in amazing detail!

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Austria_2008_Silver_ PhilharmonicWhy the Vienna Philharmonic is a Great Coin to Buy and Hold
• This is the very first euro denominated silver bullion coin ever issued!
• The silver Austrian Philharmonic is minted in pure silver!
• Silver has been advancing continually of late, with no end in sight!
• The design is intricate, beautiful, and distinctly European in refinement!

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The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Musikverein.jpgThe Vienna Philharmonic (die Wiener Philharmoniker) was founded in 1842. It was recently named as the best orchestra in all of Europe, and is widely considered one of the finest in the world. Their distinctive sound can be attributed to the use of instruments and playing styles that are fundamentally different than those used by other major orchestras.

The Vienna Philharmonic's repertoire is among the largest of any orchestra, though they are perhaps best known for their renditions of Strauss pieces, the composing family with whom the orchestra is most closely associated in the public's mind. Tickets are notoriously hard to come by - there is a thirteen year waiting list for weekend season tickets (but only a six year wait for weeknight subscriptions)!

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The Musikverein
The home of the Vienna Philharmonic is the Musikverein. This magnificent concert hall opened in Vienna, Austria in 1870, and is famous the world over for its acoustics. It is considered to be one of the three finest symphony halls in the world, along with Boston's Symphony Hall and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw.

The largest concert hall in the Musikverein is the Grosser Musikvereinsaal, known more simply as the Golden Hall (or Goldener Saal). This opulent venue measures 156 feet long, 62 feet wide, and 58 feet high. It has 1,744 seats and and additional standing room capacity for 300 more. Every year on January 1st, the Vienna New Year's Say Concert is held here. The massive organ at the front of the Golden Hall, one of the signatures of the Vienna Philharmonic, was installed by the Austrian firm of Rieger in 1907.

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Philharmonic in boxA highly-detailed depiction of the the Great Pipe Organ of the Vienna Philharmonic, one of the most complex musical instruments in the world. The legend 1 UNZE FEINSILBER guarantees the weight and purity. The denomination and REPUBLIK OSTERREICH ("Republic of Austria") are also indicated.


A well-orchestrated arrangement (pardon the puns) of symphony instruments, including a French horn, bassoon, harp, cello, two violins, and two violas. Along the upper rim is the legend WIENER PHILHARMONIKER ("Vienna Philharmonic") and in very small letters, SILBER ("Silver").

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Each Silver Philharmonic is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet.

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Country Austria
Year of Issue 2010
Face Value 1.5 Euro
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 37 mm
Finish Brilliant Uncirculated
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain

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