Put Away Your Wand, Platinum Coins Aren't Magic

An argument in favor of the platinum coin. 

One barrier to acceptance of the platinum coin strategy to avoid the debt ceiling is that most observers are overstating its bizarreness. In particular, numerous media outlets have been describing the coin as "magic." But there would be nothing magic about minting one or many large-denomination platinum coins -- it would just be another way of printing money.

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