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Since nobody else has quoted the law that the proponents refer to on ET, here it is: (Sorry, no link to the actual law, I found it in an article on the coin in German)

The Secretary may mint and issue platinum bullion coins and proof platinum coins in accordance with such specifications, designs, varieties, quantities, denominations, and inscriptions as the Secretary, in the Secretary's discretion, may prescribe from time to time.

That doesn't sound as if there were legal problems. I heard anyone seriously citing economic ones either (just Weimar! Zimbabwe!), but plenty of political problems. The worst of the political problems will be the fact that Obama doesn't want a chance to politics without compromising with the Repugs.

by Katrin on Thu Jan 10th, 2013 at 03:02:17 PM EST
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