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.
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Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki and Governor Brian Sandoval with the 1000 oz. silver bar donated by Couer Rochester Mining Company. The bar will be minted into 1000 medallions on historic Coin Press No. 1 near Nevada Day, 2013, in celebration of the state's sesquicentennial. Photo credit: Cathleen Allison, courtesy of Las Vegas Review Journal. For information on how to order a medallion, go to www.nevada150.org
A major exhibition on John C. Frémont and his "lost cannon" is under construction. The exhibit should be finished in early 2014 and will be up through October 2014. See the exhibits page for more details.
Photo courtesy of Loren Irving who will give a lecture on October 24 at 6:30 pm.
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.