First of all calm down. Don't take things so personally. This is simply an exchange about information, what is correct and what isn't. If there is something I'm wrong on I'll gladly admit it. You should feel the same. In fact there is one correction of my words I'll make below, but first to your points...
As for splitting hairs, no I wouldn't call it that. My goal is to be accurate. I'm not trying to twist anything, which is why I quoted exactly what you said.
So you're response is to try and apply the same to me. I'm all for it. Let's see your charge. You say "then make" referring to States making gold/silver eagles legal tender. Yes, what I said is correct. Gold and silver eagle coins are NOT currently legal tender. If you think they are try to start paying for your groceries using them, or start a business for products accepting them. You will be liable for capital gains taxes. Ron Paul mentions this once when he grills Bernanke (I'll find the clip if you like). If gold/silver eagle coins are legal tender you wouldn't be liable for capital gains taxes. So, yes, I did mean to say States could "make" them legal tender. I'm not being "ridiculous".
Second point, regarding your comments on printing and coining. Good job! Here I agree with you, and this pertains to the correction I need to make. Yes, you are correct, coining by definition deals with metals. So, Congress can coin metals. I agree Congress can't "print" notes or issue bills of credit. So you are right there. However, notice that the type of metal used is not specified. That means Congress could coin any type metal, not be limited to gold and silver. For example, they could coin copper pennies, or zinc pennies. As I said they could coin as many of these (I referred to it as "printing") as they wanted, and also "regulate the value thereof" meaning call them pennies, dollars, whatever. Again, the catch is that while Congress could make as much Federal "money" as they wished, the States could only make gold and silver coins legal tender. That limits the people to sound money in legal payment of debt as ruled by courts. If people also wanted to use the copper/zinc pennies in the marketplace they are free to do that.
Lastly, I need to correct what I said about gold backing of paper notes. Upon reflection I don't believe States can make a gold certificate legal tender. The reason is because that's the slippery slope of how we got into our current mess. Dollars once had gold/silver backing, but that got gradually reduced until there was no backing at all, yet the notes still carry the stamp "legal tender". The exact wording of the Constitution says the States are not to make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in payment of debts. That means a paper note representing gold or silver is not sufficient. It must be an actual gold or silver coin.