Good points. I like the way the US mint started. The US mint had no stockpile of gold nor silver. Folks freely brought their refined gold & silver to the Philadelphia Mint. Stamping the gold & silver into coin was free. The mint operated the US Mint coin stamping press for free. US Mint records showed who, what, where, & when.
Records of the U.S. Mint 1792-1994
Overview of Records Locations --- Table of Contents
104.1 Administrative History
104.2 Records of the Mint of the United States 1792-1886, 1898-1965 (bulk 1792-1873)
104.2.1 General correspondence
104.2.3 Records relating to assays
104.2.4 Records relating to other operations
104.2.5 Administrative records
PS: The United States already is the largest Nation in the World! Since Alaska jointed the Union, the US is by far, the largest geographic collection of political states into one nation.
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