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View Diary: President Obama Should Use Coin Seigniorage Now! (55 comments)

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  •  It has to do with Congressional legislation (1+ / 0-)
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    BruceMcF

    Congress passed a law in 1995 allowing the mint to create "jumbo coins" out of platinum. So that's the reason. A fuller explanation is in the post by Beowulf linked to above.

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