The US Constitution gives the central government the power to coin money, but does not mandate a gold standard.
It says the state cannot coin money or emit bills of credit, and if the state does make anything tender, it has to be gold or silver. So in other words, a state cannot print its own money, but if it has a gold reserve, it can use it to pay off its debt. This part says nothing concerning the national government and gold and silver, and only applies to the states.
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