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22 Jul 2020

Rock Me, Amadeus... A Brief Overview of Music on Coins

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Hi Folks. Today, we are going to stop our American Sideshow briefly for a musical article- the world of music on coins.
In the United States, music or instruments on coins are thin on the ground. To find music, we need to head 100 miles north of my home near Atlanta, up I-75, to the Volunteer State. Tennessee's 50 state quarter has the only musically related theme on a US Coin. On it contains a violin, a guitar, and a trumpet, touting the state's influence on music. The state created such music legends in Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, and Elvis.
Out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, to Austria. Undoubtedly, the country has created a big bullion program off the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, gold and silver. The design includes a plethora of orchestra instruments. One of the longest bullion series, the design is pretty much unchanged since 1989.
This year is the 250th birth of Beethoven. To honor the occasion, a special 10 Euro out of Austria is coming. The coin features Beethoven.

There is alot more music coins out there. I may have to another if I have time. So long.


I. R. Bama

Level 5

Oh! I forgot I have a silver Philharmonic that I bought this past year in my collection. It's an attractive coin. Check out the Irish coins, they have a harp on them, just like on the Guinness stout label


Level 6

Nicely done. There are many different avenues to collect in. Thanks.


Level 5

Nice area of coin collecting. Music on coins. I bet a lot of people who play an instrument would be interested in music coins, with their particular musical instrument. Nice coins.


Level 7

Most Irish musical instruments. Thanks Nub

Irish coins exhibit lyres, and many ancient coins also had many instruments on them.


Level 4

I play trumpet and piano, so music plays a big role in my life. I never thought to put the hobbies together like that and search for coins with a music related design. What about the Duke Ellington quarter? It has a piano on it, but I don’t know if you are focusing on just having instruments on the design or the instruments being the main focus. Very interesting to think about!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Nice survey of coins with a music theme

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