Atrios puts proof platinum coins in play
The commendably brief post in its entirety:
Mint The Coin
A nice $1 trillion platinum coin.
It gets better or at least more interesting:
On occasion I’ve raised the possibility to administration officials of financing the government with large-denomination platinum coins, always receiving laughter in response.
Ha ha ha. "I've raised" is really rather fine. If Yggles is stealing the idea, that means he thinks there's something in it. Which from a public policy perspective is very good. As the saying goes, you can accomplish a lot if you don't care who gets the credit.
NOTE Just to lay down a marker on who did the heavy lifting on this, here's a post from letsgetitdone, July 11, 2011. If I recall correctly, beowulf originated the concept, letsgetitdone picked it up, Corrente was ground zero for the posting, and Naked Capitalism and New Economic Perspectives gave a lot of help. Just saying. Matt.
Yet again the blog that everybody hates and nobody reads comes through in the clutch when nobody else even knows there is a clutch.