Profits from the US Mint - Does this change your opinion?
All profit generated by the US Mint goes to the US Treasury General Fund. In other words, more money for the pigs at the trough to squander.
Personally, I feel it should stay within the mint to defray costs. Yeah, I know; Congress will simply cut their budget by that much so it'll even out in the end. Congress will ALWAYS get their pound of flesh. But, for some reason it irritates the piss out of me.
USAF (Ret) 1974 - 1994 - The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Remembering RickO, a brother in arms.