[T]he last thing we need for Treasury to mint a new coin made out of platinum that would weigh, by the way, Neil, 44 million pounds if it was tied to the value of platinum like gold has to be tied. I mean it would sink the Titanic.
So how much would a trillion dollars in $100 bills weigh? Well:
$1 trillion = 10 billion $100 bills
1 $100 bill weighs a gram x 10 billion = 10 billion grams = 10 million kilograms equals…
22,046,226.22 pounds. And that’s if we’re using $100 bills. Bump it down to twenty dollar bills, and, well, that’s your homework assignment.
They really are this stupid.
An aside: the coin can be denominated in any amount, just like dollar bills or hard currency. When is the last time you bit into a quarter to validate its worth?