2014 1/2oz Gold Vienna Philharmonic coins are Austrian legal-tender bullion coins recognized throughout the world for their incomparable beauty, technical perfection, and 24 karat gold fineness. A more affordable investment option than the Austrian Mint's flagship one ounce coin, the 1/2oz Vienna Philharmonic provide investors with an opportunity to enrich their portfolios with a hard asset that is both secure and internationally recognized. The 2014 1/2oz Gold Philharmonic is competing on equal terms with gold Britannias, Maple Leafs, Perth Mint Kangaroos and Chinese Pandas.
Despite their unrivaled quality and relatively limited mintage volumes, these remarkable coins sell at a very low acquisition premium. For investors interested in 24 karat gold, 1/2oz Philharmonics are an excellent choice, guaranteed by the Austrian Mint. Vienna Philharmonics are recognized as legal tender and are therefore accepted globally easily resold at all coin stores or to private persons. With 2014 1/2oz Austrian Gold Philharmonics, you are buying excellent coins at a great price.
2014 1/2oz Gold Vienna Philharmonic coins weigh 15.552 g and are made of 24 karat fine gold; they are 1.6 mm thick and 28.00 mm in diameter. Their nominal value is €50. The obverse side features the image of the "Great Organ" found in Vienna's "Golden Hall"(Großer Saal) of the Musikverein where the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs. The country of issue (REPUBLIK OSTERREICH), the gold weight in ounces, the legal tender value in euros, the year of issue, and the coin's purity are also stamped on this side of the coin. The reverse of the coin displays an assortment of instruments of the Vienna Philharmonic, including a Vienna horn, bassoon, harp, and four violins centered on a cello. The inscription WIENER PHILHARMONIKER encircles the motif. Both designs were shaped by the chief engraver of the Austrian Mint, Thomas Pesendorfer. The edge is reeded to further enhance security and protect investors against forgery.
The 1/2oz Gold Vienna Philharmonic was introduced in 1994. The Austrian Mint first struck Vienna Philharmonic gold coins in the 1oz denomination in 1989. It was then the only European legal tender gold coin produced on a large scale. At the time it had a face value of 2,000 Austrian schillings (ATS) and became immediately one of the world's best-selling bullion coins. The design on the coin remains the same each year; with only the year of issue changing. From the year of its introduction and until 2001, the 1/2oz Philharmonic was denominated in Austrian Shillings. The Philharmonic is the favourite gold coin of Europe. In 2013, Vienna Philharmonics accounted for 35 to 40% of sales in Europe, while they also remain a popular choice in Japan and North America.
The 2014 1/2oz Gold Vienna Philharmonic's strongest weapon against forgery is its design, and precision, quality and depth of the relief take top priority. With the advanced technology employed by the Austrian Mint, coins are engraved and struck in a superbly detailed and delicate manner, which is something that requires not only artistry, but also great detail in craftsmanship, both elements for which the Austria Mint is renowned. Thus, a simple eye inspection by a trusted and experienced dealer is enough to instantly detect any fraud.
As leading distributors of gold bullion coins, CoinInvest buy and sell 2014 Vienna Philharmonic 1/2oz gold coins at extremely competitive rates. Gold Philharmonic coins come in tubes of 20, but you can buy them individually if you wish. To order your 2014 half-ounce Philharmonics, you should add the desired amount of coins to your basket by clicking on the orange strip in the volume pricing section. If we have the coin in stock, we will promptly ship your order, although you should allow at least 10 working days for delivery as some bank transfers do not reach us for up to 7 days depending on your bank and country of residence.
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