Historic Coin Press No. 1 PDF Print

 Museum Home | Coin Press Home | HistoryVirtual Exhibit | 2010 Coin ShowCalendar/Minting Dates

Coin Press No. 1The original Coin Press No. 1 is located in the Old Mint Building portion of the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. Built in 1869 by Morgan & Orr of Philadelphia, it weighs 12,000 pounds and in 1879 was capable of producing 1,500 coins per hour.

Coin Press No. 1 is now used to strike Nevada Commemorative coins and Medallions in gold, silver, copper and bronze. Coin Press No. 1 is currently being operated and maintained by museum volunteers Ken and Karen Hopple of Reno for the State Museum.  Under their supervision, the press is minting the last Friday of each month.