This is one of the earliest photos of the mint
in 1870, the year coin production began.
The caption reads: United States Branch Mint
(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.
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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
Open Wednesday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years
Due to mandatory state budget restrictions, the museum is closed Sunday - Tuesday.
Museum Store: 775.687.4810
ext. 234 or 244
Open Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Museum Admission: $8 adults, free for children 17 and under and museum members.
Governor Brian Sandoval reads the inscription on the Halsey saddle at a ceremony at the museum on 12/20/12 when Sandoval helped uncrate the important historic artifact.
Nevada State Museum staff photo.