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'Time Is Short' On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary Says

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No, this isn't worth $1 trillion. It's a commemorative coin minted in the U.K. in 2008. But some have suggested the president's image should be on it if he orders up a $1 trillion coin. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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Crazy Or Canny? Talk Grows About $1 Trillion Platinum Coin

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