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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. Also, 1870 Mint Building Tours led by Curator Bob Nylen at 10 AM and 1:30 PM.  Regular admission, free for members and children under 17.

“Mints and Assayers – Inside the Carson City Mint”

Seven U.S. Mints were established by Congress to receive, analyze and refine the gold and silver from the various mining districts. They were authorized to coin the metals to meet the monetary needs of our growing nation. Often, they were preceded by privately run Territorial mints to meet the early coinage needs. However, the U.S. mints were not enough to meet all the local mining output, so the government approved eight more dedicated regional assay offices that analyzed and purified the precious metals but did not produce coinage. The Carson City mint was the last mint to be established and even after halting coinage operations continued as a U.S. assay office. This program takes a closer look at the operations of assaying, refining and coinage of our metallic money.

Paul Franklin has published history articles in professional journals, is a lecturer at UNR’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the Comstock Foundation, the Carson City Mint Museum and appeared on the local TV program: Old Tales of Nevada: Past and Present. His first book, “Anatomy of an Ingot” follows the careers of three mining engineers and assayers who figured significantly in Nevada’s early silver mining boom. Paul is presently finishing another book about a Comstock Mining attorney who met an untimely death at the end of a gun held by his mistress who was a formerly a boarding house manager in Virginia City during the early 1860’s.

Coeur Rochester, Inc. is a sponsor of The Nevada State Museum’s Mint 150 Celebration

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06/15/2019 11:00:0006/15/2019 16:00:00America/Los_AngelesMonthly Educational Program with Paul FranklinMint150 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. Also, 1870 Mint Building Tours led by Curator Bob Nylen at 10 AM and 1:30 PM.  Regular admission, free for members and children under 17. "Mints and Assayers - Inside the Carson City Mint" Seven U.S. Mints were established by Congress to receive, analyze and refine the gold and silver from the various mining districts. They were authorized to coin the metals to meet the monetary needs of our growing nation. Often, they were preceded by privately run Territorial mints to meet the early coinage needs. However, the U.S. mints were not enough to meet all the local mining output, so the government approved eight more dedicated regional assay offices that analyzed and purified the precious metals but did not produce coinage. The Carson City mint was the last mint to be established and even after halting coinage operations continued as a U.S. assay office. This program takes a closer look at the operations of assaying, refining and coinage of our metallic money. Paul Franklin has published history articles in professional journals, is a lecturer at UNR’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the Comstock Foundation, the Carson City Mint Museum and appeared on the local TV program: Old Tales of Nevada: Past and Present. His first book, “Anatomy of an Ingot” follows the careers of three mining engineers and assayers who figured significantly in Nevada’s early silver mining boom. Paul is presently finishing another book about a Comstock Mining attorney who met an untimely death at the end of a gun held by his mistress who was a formerly a boarding house manager in Virginia City during the early 1860’s. Coeur Rochester, Inc. is a sponsor of The Nevada State Museum’s Mint 150 CelebrationReno, NV
Event StartsEvent Ends
06/15/201906/15/2019
All Day Event
11:00am4:00pm