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2013-01-08 Economy
Former boss of US Mint on trillion-dollar platinum coin: ‘Good luck with that’
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Posted by DarthVader 2013-01-08 16:24|| || Front Page|| [336107 views ]  Top

#1 In fact there are three freely convertible currencies in the Galaxy, but none of them count. The Altarian Dollar has recently collapsed, the Flainian Pobble Bead is only exchangeable for other Flainian Pobble Beads, and the Triganic Pu has its own very special problems. It exchange rate of eight Ningis to one Pu is simple enough, but since Ningi is a triangular rubber coin six thousand eight hundred miles along each side, no one has ever collected enough to own one Pu. Nigis are not negotiable currency, because Galactibanks refuse to deal in fiddling small change. From this basic premise it is very simple to prove that the Galactibanks are also the product of a deranged imagination.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-01-08 17:46||   2013-01-08 17:46|| Front Page Top



Meanwhile, back on Earth Prime, IMO the only reason for the US Cookie Mint to produce such a Trilyuhn-dollar coin is that the baseline US economy is much much bigger than Washington is formally admitting, hence can routinely support use of such a coin in free-market + inter-Govt. trade.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-08 19:22||   2013-01-08 19:22|| Front Page Top

#3 Now Franklin Mint might do it. Obama lining up a putt as the head, a Unicorn as the tail.They'll even paint it for you...
Posted by tu3031 2013-01-08 22:10||   2013-01-08 22:10|| Front Page Top

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