Vienna Philharmonic Bullion Coins
Vienna Opera Ball
New Year coin 2017 – Waltzing in the New Year
The Mint of Austria has launched its latest “New Year’s” coin that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first performance of Johann Strauss II’s (Austrian born) masterpiece, “The Blue Danube.” The piece is the first tune of the year to be played on Austrian radio, thus, it is synonymous with the New Year and is the perfect theme for the Mint’s New Year coin.
175th Anniversary of the Vienna Philharmonic
In January 2017, the Austrian Mint will be releasing the 175th Anniversary of the Vienna Philharmonic silver coin. It celebrates the first ever performance of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, on March 28, 1842. The obverse of the coin depicts the orchestra’s three founding fathers: August Schmidt, Otto Nicolai, and Alfred Julius Becher. The reverse depicts a detail from Max Oppenheimer’s massive triptych, titled “Die Philharmoniker”, which hangs in the Belvedere museum in Vienna.