This is an actual Tweet from the National Republican Congressional Committee:
The amount of platinum needed to mint a coin worth $1 trillion would sink the Titanic nrcc.org/spending twitter.com/NRCC/status/28…
— NRCC (@NRCC) January 9, 2013
This is how they think currency works. I hope they never find out that pennies are actually 97.5% zinc.