Coin Press operations Aug. 7, minting reproductions of the 1870 Liberty Seated half dollar
Historical Coin Press No. 1 will operate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 7, minting reproductions of the 1870 Liberty Seated half dollar. The original Liberty Seated coins were minted from 1870 to 1878; the reproductions are minted from Nevada silver and sell for $125. For more about the Liberty Seated design, click here.
Coin Press No. 1 was in operation in the late 19th century at the Carson City Mint. Today, the old Mint building is incorporated into the museum complex, and it houses the coin press, which operates from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Museum admission — $8 adults and free for members and children ages 17 and younger, is required to watch to demonstrations.