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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years and options, including deeply discounted mint-issued rolls of 20!
the Vienna Philharmonic is a Great Coin to Buy and Hold
• This is the very first euro denominated silver bullion coin
• The silver Austrian Philharmonic is minted in pure silver!
• Silver has been advancing continually of late, with no end
• The design is intricate, beautiful, and distinctly European
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The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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was founded in 1842. It was recently named as the best
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 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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featuring famous landmarks and monuments!
highly-detailed depiction of the the Great Pipe Organ of the Vienna
Philharmonic, one of the most complex musical instruments in the world.
legend 1 UNZE FEINSILBER guarantees the weight and purity. The
denomination and REPUBLIK OSTERREICH ("Republic of Austria") are also
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Maple Leafs (SMLs) of Canada!
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,
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