Coin Press No. 1

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2021

Tickets will be available to download beginning at midnight on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2021. Please present your ticket at the admissions desk on September 18th between 8:30 am- 4:30 pm. The theme of this year’s Museum Day is Experience America. On Museum Day come to the auditorium between 10:00am and 3:00pm to experience […]

Historic Coin Press No. 1 Demonstrations

Join us on Saturday, as we resume minting our replica 1870 half dollar, the first half dollar coin produced by the Carson City Mint on Coin Press No. 1. The dies were sculpted by retired U.S. Mint engraver, Tom Rogers, and feature the historic Liberty Seated design. Long in use by the U.S. Treasury, the […]

Family Fun Saturday: Coin Collecting

Do you collect things? You can create a collection of almost anything. Here at the Nevada State Museum we have a collection of CC mint mark coins. We use it to teach the history of the Carson City Mint. Come to the museum August 14th to explore our mint exhibit, watch Coin Press No. 1 […]

Historic Coin Press No. 1 Demonstrations

On Saturdays from 11:00am-3:00pm, we will activate historical Coin Press No. 1 to mint a special medallion commemorating the state Capitol building. Opened in 1871, the Nevada Capitol building celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. The special medallion is modeled after one of the earliest images of the Capitol, and features a banner with the state […]

State Capitol Sesquicentennial Medallion Release

The Nevada State Museum is striking a new medallion to commemorate our beautiful state Capitol building during its sesquicentennial year. The image on the medallion is modeled after one of the earliest images of the completed building. The building, designed by San Francisco architect Joseph Gosling, opened in 1871. All three branches of state government […]
medallion abraham curry

Historic Coin Press No. 1 Demonstrations

Starting Saturday, April 10th we will be minting a special medallion that features Abraham Curry, the founder of Carson City and first superintendent of the Mint when it opened on Jan. 6, 1870. The coin press is the only one of its kind in existence that is still operational in its original building (the Nevada […]

National Coin Week Display

On Saturday, April 24th we welcome the Reno Coin Club to celebrate National Coin Week’s Money, Big & Bold commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Morgan and Peace dollars and the 50th anniversary of the Eisenhower dollar. The Reno Coin Club display will be open free to the public. This event includes giveaways and coins […]
medallion abraham curry

Historic Coin Press No. 1 Demonstrations

Starting Saturday, April 10th we will be minting a special medallion that features Abraham Curry, the founder of Carson City and first superintendent of the Mint when it opened on Jan. 6, 1870. The coin press is the only one of its kind in existence that is still operational in its original building (the Nevada […]

Historic Coin Press No. 1 Demonstrations

Every Saturday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm there will be demonstrations on Historic Coin Press No. 1. Starting Saturday, February 27th we will be striking the limited-edition Promontory Car Commemorative Medallion. Featuring Coach No. 17, the only piece of rolling stock still in existence that was at the 1869 Promontory Summit Ceremony, the medallion […]

Coin Press No. Demonstrations

Every Saturday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm there will be demonstrations on Historic Coin Press No. 1. Starting Saturday, February 6th we will be striking replicas of the 1870 CC minted Liberty Seated half dollar. This replica is being minted on the same press that struck the originals in 1870, and in the very […]