This is one of the earliest photos of the mint
in 1870, the year coin production began.
The caption reads: United States Branch Mint Carson, Nevada
(Nevada State Museum photo collection)
Coin Press No. 1, the original press from the Carson City MInt, still works. Visitors can see it in operation the last Friday of every month and can purchase commemorative medallions with the famous CC mint mark at the press or in the Museum Store.
Click on the image below to see Mint Edition, the museum's newsletter.
Click here for the current calendar of events!
Click here to access Virtual Exhibits.
Click here for a list of museum publications.
El Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is our next big special event, 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday, November 8. Enjoy spectacular folkloric dancers, crafts for all ages, face painting, stories, video,and lecture. For more details, check out the programs and events page or click here for the flier.
Welcome to the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, celebrating the state's natural &cultural history and featuring the historic Carson City Mint.
600 N. Carson St., Carson City, Nevada 89701 (4 blocks north of the State Capitol)
Please enter through the Dema Guinn Concourse!
Phone: 775.687.4810 / Fax: 775.687.4168
The museum is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday (closed Mondays).
Also closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
Museum Store: 775.687.4810
ext. 234 or 244
Open Tuesday - Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Museum Admission: $8 adults, free for children 17 and under and museum members.
The museum is FREE October 31 and November 1, 2014 in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Nevada's Statehood!!!
Museum members get extraordinary benefits. Click here for an application.
Is this the real "Frémont cannon"? Come to the exhibit decide for yourself.
Photo by Loren Irving.
Click here for a short video on the Frémont exhibit.
John C. Frémont Medallions can be ordered from our Curator of History, Bob Nylen:
For a printable Frémont Medallion order form, click here