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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 were originally housed there. It was expanded in the early 20th century to enlarge the north and south wings which held the Assembly and Senate chambers. That expansion was overseen by renowned Reno architect, Frederic DeLongchamps.

The medallion also features a banner with the state motto, “All For Our Country.” The motto is a historic connection to Nevada’s origins when in 1864, during the Civil War, it was admitted to the union as the 36th state.

Dies used in Coin Press No. 1 start with a sculpture, or “sculpt”, of the design. For this medallion, Museum Director Myron Freedman collaborated with retired U.S. Mint engraver Tom Rogers to design an appropriate layout carved by Rogers. The finished sculpt is then sent to an engraving company that shrinks, reverses, and transfers the relief art to the surface of a tool-hardened steel die. The die will be used to stamp the medallion’s obverse side. The reverse side will feature Coin Press No. 1 and the year 2021. The medallions are struck using a half ounce, .999 fine silver blank, and cost $75.

The medallion is a limited series edition of 2,000 pieces the museum will begin striking on May 18 at a special minting event from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Each medallion will be struck on the museum’s famous Coin Press No. 1 in the historic Carson City Mint building, and then mounted in a card bearing its series number. The co-designer and engraver, Tom Rogers, will also be on site to add his autograph to the medallion cardholder.

Those wishing to purchase a medallion that day and watch it minted may sign up for a half hour time slot by clicking on the “Register Here” button to the right. Except for the 30-minute time slot, minting order will be on a first come, first served basis. All attendees must wear a face covering and follow social distancing protocols. Anyone exhibiting signs of fever or sickness will not be admitted.

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05/18/2021 13:00:0005/18/2021 19:00:00America/Los_AngelesState Capitol Sesquicentennial Medallion ReleaseThe 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 were originally housed there. It was expanded in the early 20th century to enlarge the north and south wings which held the Assembly and Senate chambers. That expansion was overseen by renowned Reno architect, Frederic DeLongchamps. The medallion also features a banner with the state motto, “All For Our Country.” The motto is a historic connection to Nevada’s origins when in 1864, during the Civil War, it was admitted to the union as the 36th state. Dies used in Coin Press No. 1 start with a sculpture, or “sculpt”, of the design. For this medallion, Museum Director Myron Freedman collaborated with retired U.S. Mint engraver Tom Rogers to design an appropriate layout carved by Rogers. The finished sculpt is then sent to an engraving company that shrinks, reverses, and transfers the relief art to the surface of a tool-hardened steel die. The die will be used to stamp the medallion’s obverse side. The reverse side will feature Coin Press No. 1 and the year 2021. The medallions are struck using a half ounce, .999 fine silver blank, and cost $75. The medallion is a limited series edition of 2,000 pieces the museum will begin striking on May 18 at a special minting event from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Each medallion will be struck on the museum’s famous Coin Press No. 1 in the historic Carson City Mint building, and then mounted in a card bearing its series number. The co-designer and engraver, Tom Rogers, will also be on site to add his autograph to the medallion cardholder. Those wishing to purchase a medallion that day and watch it minted may sign up for a half hour time slot by clicking on the "Register Here" button to the right. Except for the 30-minute time slot, minting order will be on a first come, first served basis. All attendees must wear a face covering and follow social distancing protocols. Anyone exhibiting signs of fever or sickness will not be admitted.Reno, NV
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05/18/202105/18/2021
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