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Coin Press No. 1 Demonstrations

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 mints commemorative medallions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. This month, to honor Women’s History Month, the medallion will […]

Lei Day 2022

E komo mai (welcome)! The Nevada State Museum is celebrating Lei Day on Saturday, April 30th, from 10 am to 2 pm. In Hawaii, “May Day is Lei Day” and we are sharing this tradition with the northern Nevada community with a lei making demonstration by Nā ʻŌiwi O Hawaiʻi, Northern Nevada Hawaiian Civic Club. Lei Day will include […]

2022 Nevada Women Medallion Release Event

The Nevada State Museum staff is excited to announce a new series of medallions that celebrate Women’s History by honoring the women who are an indelible part of Nevada’s story. The series’ debut medallion honors Agnes Scott Train Janssen, one of the Nevada State Museum’s first curators. The medallion release event will be on Sunday, […]

Curator’s Corner

Curator’s Corner is a monthly series that will feature a museum artifact or group of artifacts. Since 1941, the museum has collected and interpreted objects related to Nevada’s unique heritage, including historical, cultural, anthropological and natural history artifacts. Curator’s Corner will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of […]
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Coin Press No. 1 Demonstrations

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 mints commemorative medallions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. This month, to honor Frémont’s Jan. 21 birthday, the medallion […]

Demonstration on Historic Coin Press No. 1

The nineteenth-century Morgan & Orr coin press is the only one of its kind in existence that is still operational in its original location (the Nevada State Museum is housed in the former U.S. Mint in Carson City). Each Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM, volunteers power up Coin Press #1 for visitors to […]

Demonstrations on Historic Coin Press No. 1

The nineteenth-century Morgan & Orr coin press is the only one of its kind in existence that is still operational in its original location (the Nevada State Museum is housed in the former U.S. Mint in Carson City). Each Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM, volunteers power up Coin Press #1 for visitors to […]

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 […]

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 […]