Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Nevada 150 Commemorative Silver Coins

Through September 1, visitors to the Nevada State Museum in Carson City will have a chance to witness a piece of Nevada's history in the making. In celebration of Nevada's sesquicentennial, 1,000 one-ounce NV150 commemorative coins will be made from a silver ingot, which is now on display at the museum. The 1,000-ounce bar of silver, mined from 4,000 tons of exclusively Nevada ore, will be melted down and stamped with the “CC” mint mark, honoring the state’s sesquicentennial which is Nevada Day, 2014.

The Coeur mining company near Lovelock donated the bar of silver to be used for the celebration. The mine has produced more than 130 million ounces of silver over 27 years, including the donated bar that is one foot long, six inches deep, and weighs more than 60 pounds.

The Northwest Territorial Mint in Dayton is in charge of melting the ingot to produce the coins. Coin sales will help fund the Nevada 150 events. Sale price is to be determined.

The museum is located at 600 N. Carson St. and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults. Visitors who are 17 and younger and museum members are free.


  1. Does this mean the coins will be available or that we can go look at a block of silver until September 1 from which the coins will eventually be made ? Are they going to be coins or medalions - there is a difference. While I understand the marketing of trying to get people to the museum, this article is misleading. If the coins are not being minted until after September 1, when will they be minted and available? Is there a possibility of ordering them prior to the minting? You're missing some key information, please clarify for us by responding to the above questions - they're not rhetorical.

    1. I'm sorry, my mistake. I see now where the article talks of the ingot being on display. It would still be beneficial to know when we can begin purchasing the coins.

    2. Hi Tod, we will have that info in our upcoming September/October 2013 issue. If you want an answer before that, we would suggest contacting the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. Thanks for reading our blog!