We Could Fix Debt Crisis With ... Platinum Coins? Bizarrely, laws restrict issues of gold, silver, copper, but not platinum By Mark Russell, Newser Staff Posted Dec 7, 2012 12:27 PM CST STORY COMMENTS (40) (Newser) – President Obama says he is "not going to play that [debt ceiling] game" with Republicans again. But how to avoid disaster if Congress doesn't raise the ceiling? It turns out the president has one ridiculously simple solution as an option—platinum coins. Incredibly,... Read full story » Read the comment policy View the discussion thread.