Trump wants to turn the $10 silver coin in circulation into a real-life silver coin.
The proposal is a step in that direction, and one that may ultimately lead to more Americans getting a physical coin for their wallet.
Trump told Axios he was considering a change to the silver coin’s design, as he is “not a fan of the design,” but that it is “important” that the coin not be in circulation for the time being.
“We’re not making a coin for one year,” Trump said.
“It’s a very big deal.
I don’t know what to do.
I’m not a fan.
We’re not going to have the coin for a long time.”
The president said he doesn’t mind if a silver coin is used for commemorative coins.
“The mint will sell it, and if it’s a really big deal, I’m sure there’ll be some people that will want it,” Trump added.
The president also said he believes the coins will be used for something else: “I mean, you’d have a real nice, beautiful silver coin.”
He told the news outlet he is not sure what he will do with the coins.
“It’s just a question of whether it’s an investment, or whether it can be put in a museum or something,” Trump told Axio.
“I don’t think so, I really don’t.”