Carson City Mint Coin Show

The Nevada State Museum hosts the 2009 Carson City Mint Coin Show, August 21-22. The historic event returns after a one-year hiatus for the construction of the new Dema Guinn Concourse. Coin Show hours are from 8:30 a.m. ? 4:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. Be sure to purchase your Lincoln Commemorative Medallions minted on Coin Press No. 1.

Thirty dealers share their expertise and offer free appraisals. Visitors can relax in the newly restored Loftin Park, pan for gold and purchase food and beverages outside the Dema Guinn Concourse. The George Hanepen Trio performs Saturday from noon to 1:00 p.m. outside the Concourse as part of the Jazz Carson City Music Festival.

The Carson City Mint Coin Show is the only coin show in the country held in an historic mint. The U.S. Branch Mint in Carson City, Nevada, began operations in January of 1870. During a span of twenty-three years, the CC Mint produced nearly $50 million face value in gold and silver coins. Collectors covet many of the dates for their extraordinary rarity.

Admission: $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, and free for members and persons under 18; fee includes the coin show and all exhibits. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets, call 775-687-4810, ext. 237 or email dstevenson@nevadaculture.org.

5 comments

  1. I recenly CAME ACROSS A WOODEN BOX THAT HAS THE MORGAN DOLLAR ETCHED INTO ONE SIDE AND THE EAGLE ON THE OTHER SIDE,IT SAYS PROPERTY OF THE US GOVERMENT 1887 ALL OVER IT,IT HAS A ROPE AND WOOD HANDLES AND THIS BOX IS IN PERFECT CONDITION,IT IS DOVETAIL AND IAM CURIOUS WHAT ANYONE MAY KNOW ABOUT IT.i SAW ON EBAY FOR 200 DOLLARS AND I HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO FIND ANYTHINGANYWHERES ON IT.iAM NOT LOOKING FOR PROFIT BECAUSE WITH MY LOVE OF THE WEST I FIND IT MORE HISTORICALLY COOL THAN ANYTHING.aFEW PEOPLE HAVE EMAILED ME AND SAID TAKE IT TO A MUESUM,ANY INFO ON THIS BOX WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL THANK YOU.

  2. To Jeremy Gregg:
    If you have found any information on that wooden box, it would be greatly appreciated if you would share it on here. I have a friend that also has one and we have had no success in finding info. on it. Thank you.
    Renee

  3. This is what I adore about Carson..”The Carson City Mint Coin Show is the only coin show in the country held in an historic mint.”

    • I recently bought the very same box at a firearms auction. The owner of the collection had more than 300 vintage and modern firarms that were impeccable. So, I think that may speak to the quality of the piece. Since it was a firearms auction (with a smattering of related miscellaney) there was not a lot of bidding on the box. I was able to get it for $30. I am thrilled to own it for that amount and it looks cool in my gun room.
      I have not been able to find anything out about it. Since there have been 3 0r 4 posters who have the very same item with the 1887 date, and in excellent condition, it may have been a promotional reproduction that the mint sold at one time. However, it would most likely be from an early period, due to the quality and dovetailing.

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