Tag Archives: Carson City Mint

Health Care Medallion Benefits COVID Relief Fund

To honor and raise funds for Nevada’s health care workers, historic Coin Press No. 1 is set to mint a special medallion from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. The cost … Continue reading

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Carson City Mint Celebrates 150 Years

On Feb. 4, representatives from the United States Mint, the Nevada State Museum, and the State of Nevada participated in the celebration that marked the 150th anniversary of the production of the first coin at the Carson City Mint in … Continue reading

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The Mint Urban Legend of the 1875 Dot Indian Cent

I’ve noticed a small dot in the “N” in “United” on my 1875 Indian Head cent. Is this a variety worth noting? There is an interesting story behind the 1875 Dot Indian cents. It is believed a mint employee was … Continue reading

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How long have we had mintmarks on coins?

I found a 1965 two-cent coin from the British Caribbean Territories-Eastern Group. Where is this group? The BCT-EG was formed in 1950 and uses a common currency. The group includes Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, The Leeward and Windward Islands, British … Continue reading

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Expensive prices for once-unwanted 1876-CC 20 cents

In theory, the 1876-CC Seated Liberty 20-cent piece should be tough but not rare. However, things did not always go according to plan when it came to 20-cent pieces or the Carson City Mint. By 1875, the 20-cent coin was … Continue reading

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Curry on Carson City medal

The most recent monthly public medal striking at the Nevada State Museum in the old Carson City Mint was held Dec. 28, 2018. On the medal is a portrait of Abraham Curry, who founded and was the first superintendent of … Continue reading

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Key year for coin collectors is 1893

The closing of an historical minting facility, two commemorative issues, and the mintage of two popular Morgan dollars make 1893 a unique and special year for numismatists. Silver and gold coins were struck at the Carson City Mint from 1870-1893. … Continue reading

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