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:
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.
Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul ☑