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How big is a Trillion?

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how many bills would you have to carry for a trillion?

 

1 Milliarde in German = 1 Billion in English

1 Billion  in German     = 1 Trillion in English

 

 

The latest proposal from the debt discussion between Democrats and Republicans to solve the US debt crisis: mint a One-Trillion-Dollar coin. How many 100-Dollar bills this would be?

The concept of minting a trillion dollar coin that would generate one trillion dollars in seigniorage, which would be off-budget, or numismatic profit, which would be transferred to the Treasury, is based on the authority of the Treasury Department to "mint and issue platinum bullion coins" in any denominations. If the Treasury were to mint one trillion dollar coins, it could deposit such coins at the Federal Reserve's Treasury account instead of issuing new debt.