Due to the unprecedented demand for a silver coin to match the highly successful and popular Austrian Gold Philharmonic bullion coin, the mint in Austria unveiled the Austrian Silver Philharmonic bullion coin in 2008. These coins are minted in .999 Fine Silver and are crafted with intricate details and almost identical to the Gold Philharmonic coins. Each Austrian Silver Philharmonic bullion coin contains 1 troy ounce of fine silver.
The obverse of each brand new Silver Philharmonic coin bears the inscription “1 Unze Feinsilber,” or “1 ounce pure silver,” located below the “Great Pipe Organ” of Vienna’s Golden Concert Hall, home of the Philharmonic. The obverse also bears the country of issue– Republic of Austria, “Republik Oesterreich,” the year of issue 2008, and the face value of €1.5 Euros. The reverse of each Silver Philharmonic coin displays an incredibly popular design– the bouquet of Philharmonic instruments with the word “Silber” directly above. This beautiful new silver bullion coin has a smooth edge which is different from the Gold.