trillion dollar coin (US Mint)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the U.S. Mint of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2013-09-133
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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All records mentioning a real, proposed, hypothetical, or theoretical unit of currency greater than one million dollars such as the "trillion dollar coin" which has been discussed.

For background please consider the following: "The trillion dollar coin is a concept that emerged during the United States debt-ceiling crisis in 2011, as a proposed way to bypass any necessity for the United States Congress to raise the country's borrowing limit, through the minting of very high value platinum coins. The concept gained more mainstream attention by late 2012 during the debates over the United States fiscal cliff negotiations and renewed debt-ceiling discussions. After reaching the headlines during the week of January 7, 2013, use of the trillion dollar coin concept was ultimately rejected by the Federal Reserve and the Treasury."

It is reasonable to assume that your agency has records which were created during this time of consideration. Please provide those records in response to this FOIA request.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

From: Cawana.Pearson@treasury.gov

Good Afternoon,

Attached in information concerning your request.

From: Jason Smathers

Hello,

According to the attached letter, the Treasury FOIA office has forwarded request 2013-09-133 to the US Mint FOIA office. Please confirm receipt and provide an estimated date of delivery.

Thank you.

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 26, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-09-133.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 26, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-09-133.

Thank you for your help.

From: Saunders-Mitchell, Kathleen

Mr. Smathers, please see the attached letter. The United States Mint responded to your September 17, 2013, FOIA request on October 9, 2013.

Sincerely,

Kathleen Saunders-Mitchell
Disclosure Officer
United States Mint

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