ari-6 wrote:Then it could be the size of a regular coin? In the event that someone did try to steal it, I think the best way to transport it would be in somebody's pocket. I do not really understand these sorts of things, Why would they assign such a large worth to such a small thing only to destroy it? Could something like this not have been done through computers? I am sorry I do not really know what I am talking about, if this has already been explained then please just ignore me.
The coin is only worth it's weight in platinum outside of transactions between governmental agencies. The coin would have been used by the Treasury to pay off debt owed to the Federal Reserve and would have in effect negated the need to raise the debt ceiling.