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.
Click here for a short video on the Frémont exhibit.
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.
Museum members get extraordinary benefits. Click here for an application.
Is this the real "Frémont cannon"? Come to the exhibit and symposium and decide for yourself.
Photo by Loren Irving.
Register now for the John C. Fremont Symposium. See the programs and events page for full information. Send checks by July 11 payable to the Nevada State Museum: Attention Deborah, Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701.