Introduced in 1989 and minted by the Austrian Mint. The Austrian Philharmonic is named after the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra which inspires the design shown on both sides of the coin.
Austria is extremely proud of their historic and ongoing musical tradition, and have chosen to honour their musical greats (which include such familiar names as Schubert, Beethoven and Mozart) as well as the modern Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, with depictions of musical instruments on the face of their .9999 pure gold bullion coins, and the Great Organ of the Golden Concert Hall on the reverse.
The obverse of the coin shows the pipe organ in the Vienna Musikverein''s Golden Hall. The reverse of the coin depicts various instruments of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra, including the Vienna horn, bassoon, harp, and four violins centred on a cello. Both designs were produced by Thomas Pesendorfer, the chief engraver of the Austrian Mint.
The 1 oz Austrian Philharmonic coin is 99.99% pure gold and 31.10 grams.