The third medal in a series of four marking the 150th anniversary of
Nevada statehood is now available.
The third sesquicentennial medal was unveiled May 30 in a special
striking ceremony with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki.
Silver versions of the medal are being struck on an old Carson City
Mint press. The silver for these medals was mined in Nevada. The
blanks are provided by Northwest Territorial Mint in Dayton, Nev., not
far from Carson City.
Ken Hopple, chief coiner at the Nevada State Museum, which houses
Carson City Mint artifacts, strikes the 1-ounce .999 fine silver
medals on the historic press No. 1, on display at the museum.
The copper medals are being struck at the Northwest Territorial
Mint, which also prepared the dies for the medals.
The third design, selected by elementary age students throughout
Nevada, features some of the state’s most iconic landmarks including
the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, the Reno Arch and Wendover
Will. Wendover Will is a 63-foot sign at the state
line with Utah.
More than 200 classes participated in the contest and almost 5,000
total votes were cast.
The other side (issuers don’t distinguish which is obverse and which
is reverse) shows the 150th anniversary logo, which is composed of a
map outline of the state with BATTLE BORN (a state nickname), NEVADA
PROUD and 36 stars representing the state’s entry to the Union as the
The silver medal is available for $100.50 each and the copper medal
is available for $15 each.
Mintage of the silver medal is expected to be 2,000, with no mintage
limits are imposed on the copper medal.
Shipping and handling are additional charges; medals will be sent
via insured FedEx delivery.
To order, phone the museum shop at 775-687-6835 or order online through the Nevada Legislature.
Sales of the commemorative medals help fund the Nevada 150 events
and yearlong celebration. The first of four medals was launched last
fall, with the second medal released in spring 2014. The final medal
will be released later this year in September, closer to the actual
anniversary date of Oct. 31.
For more information about Nevada 150, click here.
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