The one ounce (oz) platinum coin, or 31.10 grams (g), Philharmonic was minted in honor of the legendary Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. They are considered one of the world's best-known coins, and for several non-consecutive years, they were also the best-selling gold coins in the world.
These beautiful coins are as classic as the famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. These coins are proving very popular among investors and coin collectors, as they are one of the only platinum coins available with a purity of 0.9995.
Platinum is the chemical element of atomic number 78, of symbol Pt. Belonging to the family of platinum metals with palladium, ruthenium, iridium, rhodium, and osmium. This precious metal is a noble raw material that is 15-20 times rarer than gold. Like palladium, platinum is particularly essential in the dental industry, jewelry, and particularly in the automotive industry for the production of catalytic converters.
Thomas Pesendorfer, the chief engraver of the Austrian Mint, designed this beautiful coin. The back shows classical orchestral instruments. There are violins, a cello, a horn, a harp, and a bassoon. However, the obverse side includes the famous pipe organ of the Goldener Saal of the Viennese Musikverein. Above the organ, the words "Republik Oesterreich" are engraved, and below the organ, we can see the weight, the purity of the coin and the date of issue.
Protect your Platinum Philharmonic coin from fingerprints by using cotton gloves and handling your coin with care. You can also protect your investment by keeping it inside a clear plastic capsule. This will very elegantly put the coin, and will also add value to your coin collection.