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Rhetorical: Hold feet to fire, result is toasted feet.

1792. Shock of shocks! Anyone off the street may mint US coin. Submitted by Mark Twain. 08/15/2012

If a gold or silver smith holds a fool's feet to fire, the result is toasted feet. No measurement value. No mint value. Pleased to hear facts surrounding the matters of which I write. Did you know:

  • The US Mint opened w/ near zero precious metal to coin?
  • The US Mint started minting coins out of gold & silver metal brought to them by folks wishing to turn their metal dust into coin?
  • The first coins minted by the US Mint were made of gold & silver brought by Americans off the street.
  • The US Mint minted as a service for no charge. This was the way the US Minted opened for service.

Gold miner minting gold & silver coins - to pay dividends in kind! Submitted by Mark Twain 08/18/2011 Anyone can mint coin.

Denominating in Dollars is restricted. "Legal Tender" privilege Turf. The Fed protects its monopoly over Federal Reserve Notes. Frowns on competition.

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