MarkWhittington writes "The idea of minting a $1 trillion dollar coin and depositing it in the federal reserve has caused a great deal of comment, being endorsed by Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman and opposed in the Republican run House. But what if instead of this scheme the government were to mint a series of commemorative coins made from space mined platinum and then auction them off to wealthy collectors to help pay the federal deficit? Such coins would almost certainly have more intrinsic value than the price of the metal. The trick, of course, is getting at the resource."
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