Austria 2003 25 euro
This specimen was lot 1642 in Goldberg sale 106 (Los Angeles, September 2018), where it sold for $288. The catalog description noted, "Austria. 25 Euro, 2003. Vienna Philharmonic. Reverse: Musical instruments. Brilliant Uncirculated." This type has been struck in various sizes (4, 10, 25, 50 and 100 euro) every year since 2002 as competition to the Panda, the Libertad, the Krugerrand, the Maple Leaf and other bullion coins.
Recorded mintage: 34,019 proofs.
Specification: 7.78 g, .999 fine gold, .250 troy oz AGW, 22 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-3093.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 106: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.