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1.5 euro
Austria 1.5 euro 2008
Coin from 2008
General information
Country

Flag of Austria Austria

Value

1.50

Years

2008–present

Measurements and composition
Mass

31.103 g

Diameter

37 mm

Thickness

3.2 mm

Composition

silver

Appearance
Shape

round

Alignment

medal

Edge

smooth

Obverse

Organ from the Musikverein, silver purity, state title, value, year

Reverse

Instruments

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The 1.50 euro coin is a bullion coin that has been issued by Austria since 2008. It is the lowest denominated coin of the Vienna Philharmonic coins and is the only silver piece in the series. In 2012, the piece won Krause's Most Popular Coin of 2010.

The coin is composed of .999 fine silver (99.9% silver, .1% copper), weighs approximately 31.103 grams, and measures 37 millimeters in diameter and 3.2 millimeters in thickness. It uses medal alignment, bears a smooth edge, and is circular in shape. Like the other Vienna Philharmonic pieces, it was designed and engraved by Austrian sculptor and mint official Thomas Pesendorfer (1952–). Featured in the center of the obverse is the organ from the Musikverein concert hall in Vienna. The German state title "REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH" (English: "Republic of Austria") is engraved above the organ around the coin's periphery, while the purity "1 UNZE FEINSILBER" (English: "1 ounce fine silver") is featured directly below the keyboard instrument. The date is printed in small text under the indication of the purity, and the value "1,50 EURO" is present at the very bottom of the obverse, arched around the rim. An assortment of musical instruments used by the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra is depicted on the reverse, including a cello, four violins, a harp, bassoon, and Viennese horn. Featured above the instruments is the arched inscription "WIENER PHILHARMONIKER" (English: "Vienna Philharmonic").

The coin's mintage each year is dependent on the number of pieces demanded. From 2008 to 2011, a total of about 45,973,700 examples was produced.

ReferencesEdit

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Vienna Philharmonic coins
Euro €1.50€4€10€25€50€100€2000€100,000
Schilling S200S500S1000S2000
Miscellaneous Austrian MintBullion coinThomas Pesendorfer
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Austrian euro coins
Official coins 1c2c5c10c20c50c€1€1.50€2€4€5€10€20€25€50€100€2000€100,000
Fantasy coins ECU: ₠5₠10₠25
Euro: €2½€5€10€20€25€250
Miscellaneous Austrian MintAustrian schillingEuropean Central BankJosef KaiserVienna Philharmonic coins

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