When the Austrian Mint first issued the Vienna Philharmonic's coins in silver in February 2008, it was the first time that a European silver coin was introduced on the market as an alternative to ingots with a purity of 99.9 percent. The market has long waited for the product of these characteristics, and within a month of the date of issue, the millionth coin was minted. By the end of 2008, eight million silver Vienna Philharmonic had been sold. Since the start of sales on February 1, 2008, this silver coin has been minted exclusively in a 1-ounce version and in a quantity that reflects market demand.
Classic silver Philharmoniker gilded with 24 kt gold.