Re "Treasury says it won't mint $1 trillion coin" (Page A8, Jan. 13): Now that the federal government has rejected the idea of making a trillion dollar coin to reduce the federal deficit, there are coins that the federal government can produce to help reduce the deficit.
Anyone who follows coin collecting knows there is a large market for rare coins. The U.S. Mint could produce a series of very rare coins that it can action off for significant profit to the U.S. government. These coin sales could produce as significant amount of funds to help offset part of the deficit.
Creating and auctioning off these rare coins would be a legitimate way of increasing federal revenue without raising taxes.
-- Stan Rosenstein, Davis