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At the very least it should inspire a few Russell Crowe Trillion $ Heist movies where the protagonist discovers, to his horror, that no one will actually believe he has got the real thing rendering it effectively worthless...

Also perhaps a stupid and stupider 7 movie sequel where the protagonists counterfeit the coin and are caught when they attempt to "cash" it in because the one and only true coin is in the Fed and no "real" copies exist.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot dotty communists) on Sat Jan 12th, 2013 at 05:50:53 AM EST
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As specie, it is effectively worthless. Who would accept it in payment for anything?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Jan 12th, 2013 at 05:56:31 AM EST
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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot dotty communists) on Sat Jan 12th, 2013 at 06:08:36 AM EST
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Special institutional case.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Jan 12th, 2013 at 10:27:42 AM EST
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It's symbolic.

Oh, wait...

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Jan 12th, 2013 at 06:30:44 AM EST
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So's a Washington.

- Jake

If you only spend 20 minutes of the rest of your life on economics, go spend them here.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Jan 12th, 2013 at 09:32:11 AM EST
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Accepted without difficulty in exchanges, so has transactional value.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Jan 12th, 2013 at 10:26:21 AM EST
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If Peter Sellars was still alive there'd be a new film adventure for the Dutchy of Grand Fenwick

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Jan 12th, 2013 at 05:50:36 PM EST
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