Comment: Why not?

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Why not?

They could choose any amout of platinum to make that coin. By current standards, they use arbitrary amounts of base metals to make current coinage... Why would they suddenly break from current standards (if ever there was a misapplied word) and use intrinsic value in the determination of size and weight as it pertains to $ amount? Why not make it out of paper for that matter? Same difference.