150th Anniversary of the Carson City Mint, 1870 – 2020

Although legislation authorizing the creation of the U.S. Branch Mint at Carson City was passed by Congress on March 3, 1863, actual construction did not begin until three years later. The mint officially opened for business early in January of 1870, and on February 4, 1870, this press struck the first coin bearing the soon-to-be-famous CC mint mark, a Liberty Seated dollar.
Celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Carson City Mint and Historic Coin Press No. 1 with the Nevada State Museum, Carson City, through a series of events and exhibits through 2020.
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    1. U.S. Branch MINT Carson City – Construction Begins

      1866

    1. Historic Coin Press No.1 Arrives

      1868

    1. Mint issues first coin

      1870

    1. Virginia & Truckee Railroad Make Repairs

      1878

    1. Coin Press No.1 Moves to Philadelphia MINT

      1899

  1. Coin Press No.1 Returns Home Inside The Nevada State Museum

    1958

    1. Coin Press on Display

      1964

    1. bicentennial Coins Minted

      1970

  1. Coin Press No. 1 mints silver medallions

    2019

    1. Carson City MINT celebrates sesquicentennial

      2020

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Monthly Educational Program with Paul Franklin06/15/201911:00am

Mint150 programs are held on the third Saturday of each month at 11 AM featuring a different topic on Mint history, followed by a demonstration of Coin Press No. 1 from Noon to 4 pm. Regular admission, free for members and children under 17.

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Monthly Educational Program with Rusty Goe07/20/201911:00am

Mint150 programs are held on the third Saturday of each month at 11 AM featuring a different topic on Mint history, followed by a demonstration of Coin Press No. 1 from Noon to 4 pm. Regular admission, free for members and children under 17.

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Half Dollar Release Party!08/01/20195:00pm

5 PM – 8 PM, $150 ticket price, members, $142, includes pure silver planchet. Event only tickets are $25, members $17. Catered party. Raffle drawing for place in line (Friends of NSM fundraiser.)

The Half Dollar Release Party will be the […]

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Monthly Educational Program08/17/201911:00am

Mint150 programs are held on the third Saturday of each month at 11 AM featuring a different topic on Mint history, followed by a demonstration of Coin Press No. 1 from Noon to 4 pm. Regular admission, free for members and children under 17.

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Monthly Educational Program, Museum Day and Bob Nylen!09/21/20198:30am

Museum Day is a nationwide celebration organized by Smithsonian Magazine. The museum will feature a special talk by History Curator, Bob Nylen on baseball coming to Carson City during the Mint years. Demonstrations of Coin Press No. 1 begin at […]

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Monthly Educational Program10/19/201911:00am

Mint150 programs are held on the third Saturday of each month at 11 AM featuring a different topic on Mint history, followed by a demonstration of Coin Press No. 1 from Noon to 4 pm. Regular admission, free for members and children under 17.

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Monthly Educational Program11/16/201911:00am

Mint150 programs are held on the third Saturday of each month at 11 AM featuring a different topic on Mint history, followed by a demonstration of Coin Press No. 1 from Noon to 4 pm. Regular admission, free for members and children under 17.

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Monthly Educational Program with Myron Freedman12/21/201911:00am

Mint150 programs are held on the third Saturday of each month at 11 AM featuring a different topic on Mint history, followed by a demonstration of Coin Press No. 1 from Noon to 4 pm. Regular admission, free for members and children under 17.

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