Every Saturday Demonstrations of Coin Press No. 1 in the Historic Carson City Mint will take place every Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM. Call to find out which medallion is being struck. For more information contact Holly Payson at (775) 687-4810 ext. […]
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.