Vienna Philharmonic 1 ounce (Münze Österreich)
Exceptional success of the world’s renowned Vienna Philharmonic gold coin has led the Münze Österreich mint to producing a sliver version. When first shown to the public in 2008, the silver Vienna Philharmonic was the only European coin crafted from 99,9 % of pure silver. In a short time, it garnered huge popularity. Each year several millions of this silver coin are sold across the world.
Austrian mint Münze Österreich is owned by the Central Austrian bank. It is one of the oldest mints in the world. In historical data, it is first mentioned in 1371 but the actual history is about two centuries longer. There is an interesting story about its beginnings. On his way back from the Crusades, Richard the Lionheart was apprehended in Austria (due to a prior offence towards Duke Leopold V.) Richard paid 15 tons of silver in ransom. Leopold decided to use the silver to make coins, thus starting the first mint business in Vienna. Along with coins, Münze Österreich produces Austrian euro coins, as well as commemorative medals. Auro Domus is their official partner in Croatia.