Silver Austrian Philharmonics
Goes Well With: Silver American Eagles, Silver Canadian Maple Leafs, Silver Mexican Libertads
The Silver Austrian Philharmonic is the government of Austria’s official silver coin. The nation of Austria lies between Germany, Czech republic, Slovenia and Switzerland, and represents one of the centers of the powerful Hapsburg Empire of centuries past. In the wake of the First World War, Austria found itself a quasi-independent nation, albeit occupied by Soviet, American, British and French forces. The territories of Austria are cool and temperate, although expect snows in the winter. Most of the nation is dominated by the Austrian Alps. The home of Mozart, Schubert, Strauss and others, the Silver Austrian Philharmonic, just like the Gold Austrian Philharmonic, features images of instruments and the Vienna Music Hall.
Austria represents a nation of lax banking laws, although as the European Union further consolidates, purchasing Silver Philharmonics with the sentiment in mind of expatriating to the small western/central European nations becomes less-and-less attractive.
The Philharmonic is a national government coin that entails a premium oftentimes lower than the Silver Eagle and Silver Canadian Maple Leaf. For that reason, if you insist on trusting government or private enterprise, then the Philharmonic very well might represent the cheapest option.
It comes with a Euro value of 1,50, which means that, in terms of fiat, one receives more face value purchasing this coin for silver than one does when purchasing the Silver American Eagle.