Minting a trillion-dollar platinum coin to pay our debts may seem ridiculous. But in fact, our government has done the same thing for the past five years, creating more than $1 trillion out of thin air each year.
1 trillion dollar coin
It sounds silly, but the idea is gaining traction: Simply mint one coin worth $1 trillion, deposit it at the Fed, and avoid hitting the debt ceiling. But what would that do to the U.S. economy? Here's the real deal.