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Historic United States Mint Facilities | Carson City, NV

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The Carson City Mint happens to be my favorite of all mints.  I have visited Carson City, the state’s capital, multiple times and I always leave with a great sense of what  was really happening in this town in the 1850’s, 60’s, and 70’s.  Northern Nevada was experiencing a full-blown gold and silver rush.  Virginia City, just about 15 miles away, was the epicenter of the Comstock Load, gold and silver ore that was being mined, blasted, and physically pulled from the ground.  The Carson City Mint struck coins that bear the “CC” mint mark.  The building is now the home of the Nevada State Museum.

Carson City Mint with its fall colors on.

Coining Press Number One, which is still operational and used for special events.

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The gold coinage from 1870 is among the rarest and most famous issues from the Carson City mint.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

January 31, 2011 at 8:08 am

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