Our initial offerings will be five Amero commemoratives--2011-dated renderings of the most popular previous designs from 2006 - 2010, plus new designs for 2011!
Amero coins are designed by noted sculptor Daniel Carr, of Designs Computed and DC Coin. Carr created the winning first designs of the 2001 New York and Rhode Island state quarters issued by the US Mint.
Beginning in 2009, all Amero coins have been produced on a Grabener coin press from the Denver Mint, acquired at auction. The press, number GK MP 360 / 31824, was manufactured in Germany in 1986. It went directly into service at the US Denver Mint, where it was employed to strike all of the mint set coins, commemorative coins, and medals produced at the Denver Mint from 1986 to approximately 2001.
When the Denver Mint ceased production of commemorative coins in the late 1990s, the press became surplus. It was sold at auction in 2001, and then sat disassembled and collected dust for six years in a warehouse outside Denver. Moonlight Mint acquired it in early 2007 and completed the restoration in December 2008.
Finalizing the restoration and development process, DC Coin/Designs Computed and AmeroCurrency.com needed a prototype coin to refine the process. As a result, the 1/10th ounce gold A100 Amero coin was created in proof and matte finishes. All the 2008 una_100g_2008_mt and una_100g_2008_pr sold and distributed were manufactured on the Grabener. These were the only Amero coins produced on the press in 2008. Again, all 2009 coins are expected to be pressed using this machine.
As all previous Amero coin issues have appreciated in value to date, it is possible these few coins will appreciate considerably more. This information was not made public until 1 January 2009. We hope we delivered more than our loyal clients who purchased these coins expected.