Why not mint 100 and then purchase one of these.
At $1572.00/ounce how big would the coin be ?
The coin doesn't actually have to have a trillion dollars worth of platinum. Just the face value has to be $1Trillion. There are laws that regulate the printing of paper money, and gold and silver coins. But a loophole in the law excludes platinum. The law was written that way to allow companies the right to mint platinum commemorative coins without violating our counterfeiting laws.
The theory is that a $1 trillion platinum coin is minted and placed on deposit with the treasury. The countries money supply doesn't change, so hence no inflation. But, when the accounting is done our country is $1 trillion short of the debt ceiling. Therefore there would be no need to ask congress to raise the debt limit.
The idea is that the Republicans would find the minting of this coin more distasteful than raising the debt ceiling.