posted on May, 17 2009 @ 11:45 PM
the short answer is that as the Treasury supposedly grows, they need to produce a mint of equal value and send it to the market place for trade
consumption between the citizens that occupy their region. there was a time when we believed in the gold standard and we had a gold brick for every
suit case full of bills, but we abandoned that decades ago apparently.
another thing is, over time, banks get coins that are, as mentioned before, scarred beyond recognition. the coins are actually collected and
re-smelted so we can have the shinnest coins in our pockets.
THE REAL QUESTION IS: how will the growing number of electronic card transactions adversely effect the paper money trade over the next 20 years?......