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Austrian Gold World Coins & Bullion

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The Vienna Mint

The origins of the Austrian Vienna Mint trace all the way back to the 1100s when Duke Leopold V captured and imprisoned Richard Lionheart during his return to England from the Crusades. In order to restore his freedom, King Richard paid a ransom of 12 tonnes silver and in so doing secured the start of over 800 years of minting history.

While the Vienna Mint was not named within historical documents for another 200 years the facility was originally housed near Hoher Markt. The mint was then relocated to the Wollzeile and later to Prince Eugene's winter palace in Himmelpfortgrasse before relocating one last time in the first part of the 19th century to central Vienna in Heumart where it still resides today.

Gold Philharmonic

The Vienna Mint began production of the Gold Philharmonic in October 1989. Not only is this stunning gold coin Europe's most successful investment grade coin; it was also ranked best selling coin in the world in 1992, 1995, 1996 and 2000 as recorded by the World Gold council. Each coin is struck in .9999 fine gold and makes for a perfect addition to any bullion collection!

For a larger selection in Austrian Bullion, browse our Austrian Gold category.

Austrian Gold as an Investment

Having produced one of the world's most popular gold coins, the Philharmonic, any gold piece struck by the Vienna Mint is sure to be a solid asset. With outstanding quality standards and a remarkable reputation you can't go wrong with Austrian gold!