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.
Chick here for a list of museum publications.
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.
Finding Frémont: Pathfinder of the West continues through October 2014. See exhibits or programs and events for more details.
A John C. Frémont Symposium is scheduled for July 25-26, 2014. Cost: $100 for the two-day event or $40 for just Saturday dinner in the Nevada Room at the Governor's Mansion. Limited seating. Click here for the registration form or contact
for more information. Click here to see the Friday lunch menu. Click here to see the Saturday dinner menu.
Photo below by Loren Irving. Is this the real "Frémont cannon"? Come to the exhibit and decide for yourself.