The Amero has arrived:
Colorado artist Daniel Carr has been selling amero coins for months on his Web site, www.dc-coin.com, in denominations ranging from 20 to 1,000. The fact that the currency doesn't exist hasn't stopped thousands of orders from coming in.
The design is Carr's own, but the coins he came up with do look plausible, with Pocahontas on one side and an eagle bestriding the Western Hemisphere on the other. Made of copper, silver and 24-karat gold, they're available for $11 to $990, depending on the material and, of course, the coin's denomination.
I gather that buying Carr's Ameros is supposed to be a protest against the North American Union or Aztlan or something. I just want some so I can pay the tolls on the NAFTA Superhighway. They're also ideal for donating to the "Tancredo for a Secure America" campaign.