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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 motto, “All for Our Country.”

“Our Capitol building is not just a beautiful Classical Revival structure, but a symbol of Nevada pride and history,” Nevada State Museum Director Myron Freedman said. “The museum is pleased to commemorate the Capitol’s sesquicentennial anniversary by minting a special medallion on historical Coin Press No. 1, another state treasure.”

Coin Press No. 1 was in operation in the late 19th century at the Carson City Mint. Today, the still-functioning press is part of the museum’s collection and stamps commemorative medallions. This medallion will be minted in a limited series of 2,000 medallions made using half-ounce, .999 fine silver blanks and cost $75.  All medallions are struck on Coin Press No. 1 and bear the CC mintmark.

Museum admission is required to watch demonstrations. Admission is $8 for adults and free for members and children age 17 and younger. Medallions purchased in the museum store.

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07/31/2021 11:00:0007/31/2021 15:00:00America/Los_AngelesHistoric Coin Press No. 1 DemonstrationsOn 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 motto, “All for Our Country.” “Our Capitol building is not just a beautiful Classical Revival structure, but a symbol of Nevada pride and history,” Nevada State Museum Director Myron Freedman said. “The museum is pleased to commemorate the Capitol’s sesquicentennial anniversary by minting a special medallion on historical Coin Press No. 1, another state treasure.” Coin Press No. 1 was in operation in the late 19th century at the Carson City Mint. Today, the still-functioning press is part of the museum’s collection and stamps commemorative medallions. This medallion will be minted in a limited series of 2,000 medallions made using half-ounce, .999 fine silver blanks and cost $75.  All medallions are struck on Coin Press No. 1 and bear the CC mintmark. Museum admission is required to watch demonstrations. Admission is $8 for adults and free for members and children age 17 and younger. Medallions purchased in the museum store.Reno, NV
Event StartsEvent Ends
07/31/202107/31/2021
All Day Event
11:00am3:00pm