Skip to comments.Putting A Trillion Dollars Of Platinum In Perspective
Posted on 01/04/2013 12:55:12 PM PST by Perdogg
So you want a trillion dollar platinum coin? Ok: here are some facts:
Platinum has traditionally been the most valuable precious metal for one simple reason: it is rare. It is so rare, that all the platinum ever mined could fit into a 25 cubic foot box.
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I’ve got some of it in the case of one of my watches and a 3ft by 2ft screen of it from a customer who use to plate IC’s with it.
At the same time platinum itself would become so valuable it'd be worth stealing cars just to melt down their catalytic converters ~ which use platinum.
Then there's the Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) experiments that are dominated with platinum based processes. They would be wiped out of existence.
It might be worth looking into the identity of the folks peddling the platinum coin idea. Do they come from the high energy physics community? Or, are they perhaps from the LENR community seeking to make gazillions out of their metal stock on hand!
Okay - so what about those platinum credit cards then ?? AMEX Platinum card???
You mine 16 tons
What do you get?
Another day older
And deeper in debt...
The Left has learned the trick of “one off” issues. Take something straightforward which can’t be done, add some obfuscating twist which seems to provide an easy workaround, and leave your opponents tying themselves in knots screaming “you can’t do that!” and blathering on about legalistic details, while the perps plow ahead with something else.
and to think zerO’s ego dwarfs even that.
They come from the community of illusionists.
Exactly. That’s what they floated out there - mint a platinum coin at the value of a trillion dollars. At least you’d have actual value of metal compared to a paper note stamped with one trillion on it. Either way it’s no different than how fractional reserve lending or derivatives create money out of nothing. At least we’d have a tangible platinum coin instead of paper or a computer entry.
And as long as we’re considering it, mint up around 200 of them to cover the 200 trillion in derivatives that will tank the entire world economy if/when they crash.
Well my PPLT stock ain’t done much lately. But I have it as an inflation hedge anyways.
Mint a coin out of Uranium instead and make POTUS wear it around his neck by telling him it is the Nobel peace prize.....
But they aren't talking about a "free platinum" policy, where you could take your ounce in, get it minted into a million dollar coin, like in the "free silver" days. They are saying they can take one specific ounce of platinum and decree it to be a trillion, by stamping on some writing. Your catalytic converter's value would be unchanged.
It's just debt free "fiat" money. only it's 99.99999% fiat and .000001% metal.
as well as the platinum used in the chemo drug cisplatin..
A $1T platinum coin is just another IOU. Might as well just paint it on birch bark.
You'll notice that even now we did not return to free coinage of gold and silver ~
There's another possibility here ~ the guys advancing this notion have heard some information from very classified sources suggesting that some LENR experiment using platinum really paid off, and the stuff really is worth the big bucks ~ they just don't know why. Rest assured if there's another exceedingly valuable use for platinum it's market value will climb to meet the nominal value
Mint the damn coin outta Uranium and give it to Obama and tell him it is the Nobel peace prize and he has to wear it around his neck for the rest of his term...
Sadly his daily cigarette habit will do the same thing so is this really needed?
Really? That would be a cube less than three feet on a side. I wonder if they mean a cube 25ft on a side?
“you just say a few ounces of platinum is worth a trillion bucks”
Fancy schmancy plantinum isn’t needed. Just print a trillion dollar note!
Apparently, it needs to be someone who is deceased so Uboma is not allowed.
The article mentioned that Reagan was a possible candidate.
That pretty much made my blood boil.
I would never want Reagan's likeness tied to one of the stupidest things ever done by the government. Hundreds of years from now they will look back at this coin as a symbol of the end of our civilization.
I haven’t heard that much about Platinum in LENR experiments being valuable. I’ve heard of Palladium. Also whatever the catalyst to go from H2 gas to H1 gas, usually Tungsten. Maybe something fancy & radioactive like Technetium, but I doubt that one.