|Coin Show Raffle Ticket Sales Benefit State Museum|
Raffle tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Carson City Mint Coin Show’s grand prize. The event is held annually in August at the site of the former U.S. Mint in Carson City and advance raffle sales to support the Nevada State Museum are well underway.
“This year we have a framed grand prize—a one-of-a-kind treasure that includes a 2011 Nevada Day poster and button, and very rare Nevada Day medallions minted on Coin Press No. 1 with the official CC Mint Mark on the reverse,” said Bob Nylen, curator of history. Purchase raffle tickets at the museum admissions desk: $1 each or 6 for $5. CC Mint coins and other prizes donated by the dealers will be raffled throughout the show. Grand prize drawing is at 3 p.m. August 25.