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Nevada Day at the Nevada State Museum

By October 26, 2012

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Coin Press No. 1 at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City
Coin Press No. 1 at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.
Photo © Stan White. Medallion images courtesy Nevada State Museum

The Nevada State Museum's Historic Coin Press No. 1 will create brand new brass and silver medallions stamped with the famous CC mintmark to celebrate the 2012 Nevada Day theme, Honoring Our Military and Families, Past, Present and Future. Coin Press No. 1 was originally used in the Carson City U.S. Branch Mint, first stamping silver and gold coins in 1870. The mint building became the Nevada State Museum in 1941.

One hundred medallions, each one troy ounce, .999 fine silver, will be minted at the museum from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 27, and will be available in the museum store after the parade. Silver medallions cost $100.

Brass medallions will be minted during the same hours on Friday, October 26. Brass medallions are $15 each. They will be for sale Friday and Saturday during the coin press operation at the museum, and Friday afternoon at the Nevada Day Store. Museum admission is free for the Nevada Day celebration on Saturday, October 27. Proceeds from medallion sales will support the Nevada Day Committee and educational programs at the museum.

In addition to the coin press activity, the museum will display a brand new exhibit honoring Nevada World War II hero Jack Streeter on the second floor of the Historic Carson City Mint's portion of the museum complex.

The Nevada State Museum is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, at 600 N. Carson Street in Carson City. For more information, call (775) 687- 4810 x245. Regular admission applies Friday, October 26, and is $8 for adults, free for museum members and children 17 or under. The Nevada Day Committee store is at 108 W. Telegraph Street.

Source: Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

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