American Elements to Mint Coins from Rare and Advanced Metals for EFT, Hedge Fund and Private Investor Reserves


American Elements to mint coins and advanced metalsJanuary 8, 2008, Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles based American Elements announced today the launch of AE Bullion™. The new product group will mint certified high purity coins and bars from approximately sixty advanced, rare and less common metals for short and long term physical investment. Metals include rhodium, tellurium, indium, hafnium, scandium and the 14 rare earth elements; all metals which have experienced dramatic world price increases in 2007.

Coins and bars will be minted from assayed materials produced by American Elements’ AE Metals™ high purity refining group. Coins will be available to hedge funds, currency reserves and exchange traded funds (ETFs) in order to establish tradable securities and to allow for exposure and controlled risk to commodity and industrial demand fluctuations. Also, private investors, collectors and hobbyists can now take direct physical title and possession to these metals with risk exposure equivalent to movements in the world spot price.

Portfolios of different elemental metal coins and bars may also be structured allowing for strategic risk allocation and indexing across a basket of metals. American Elements will offer bonded short and long term warehouse inventory services for AE Bullion™ coins to investors, funds and collectors who do not wish to take physical custody of the metal or lack secure storage or warehouse capabilities.

For further information on the AE Bullion™ product group, please contact your local American Elements distributor or American Elements U.S. corporate headquarters at (1)310-208-0551, FAX (1)310-208-0351 or American Elements is America’s leading manufacturer of engineered and advanced material products with distribution offices in Europe, Asia and South America.

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Koichi Ito

Not so distant future, we can buy coins minted in Rhodium, Hafnium, Scandium, and 14 rare earth metals. Is it possible mint coins out of Iridium or Rhenium? I think so. Why any mints in the world do not issues coins made of these metals?


NO not possible to MINT
due to oxidation of rare minerals.
must be 100% air tight contained.
Rodium at 10.000$
silver at 18$
Which has the MOST potentiel ??
I go for AG


It is possible to mint coins of Iridium and Rhenium, though those metals are very hard. Fred Zinkann has done so. A company called Metallium is making coins (tokens actually) from all the elements in the AE Bullion list and more. And yes, some of them do oxidize quickly and must be kept sealed in glass. Gallium melts unless you keep it in the fridge. Niobium, Zirconium, Scandium, Titanium and Tantalum however make very attractive coins. You’d be surprised how many elements have already been used to make real legal tender coins… including carbon and antimony! See my website.