February 8-9th, 2020 Regular Admission applies, children 17 and under and members are free. Sponsored by Travel Nevada, children visiting the museum will receive a free copper planchet, or coin blank, to bring to Coin Press No. 1, and have a […]
Special Anniversary Event
February 4, 2020
Join us on February 4 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of when the Carson City Mint issued its first coin in 1870. Special guests will be on hand to make the ceremonial first strikes on Coin Press No. 1 of a special sesquicentennial .999 fine silver medallion. The medallion dies are sculpted by former U.S. Mint Engraver, Tom Rogers. The medallion honors the rarest minting duo existing on the planet; the CC Mint and Coin Press No. 1.
The day’s guest of honor is the director of the U.S. Mint, David Ryder. Director Ryder will kick off the festivities by striking a new sesquicentennial medallion on Coin Press No. 1. The Governor and other state leaders in attendance will also be invited to assist with first strikes. Following the ceremonial minting, there will be a sesquicentennial program featuring Director Ryder as the keynote speaker. A lunch reception follows the program. The Sesquicentennial Celebration is sponsored by Nevada Mining Association and Visit Carson City.