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New Silver Ounce Hits Market
February 21, 2008

A new one-ounce silver bullion coin has been introduced by Austria. It features essentially the same design as appears on Austria's gold Philharmonic series. It is a beautiful and familiar design.

I was able to see the new coins up close at the Austrian Mint booth in Berlin. Unfortunately, I did not buy one. I should have.

I know the coin will soon be as easily available in the United States as the gold pieces are, but I missed my chance at bragging rights, to donate a catalog plate coin, or to be the first person on the block to have one.

I am sure what I could have done with it would have more than made the purchase price well worth the spending. Besides, it would always be one troy ounce of silver. That's not a bad thing to own these days.

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About the Author
David C. Harper has been a coin collector since 1963. He joined the Krause Publications editorial staff in 1978 and is currently editor of Numismatic News and World Coin News. He also edits two books annually, North American Coins & Prices and Coin Digest. He is the author of the Class of '63 column that runs each week in Numismatic News. His first bylined numismatic article appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins Magazine and his various Krause Publications assignments included a stint as editor of the magazine 1980-1983. Harper received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977. He had a double major of journalism and economics.

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