WHAT : Nevada Sesquicentennial Fourth Medallion First Strike Ceremony and Design Reveal

WHEN : Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014  3:00 p.m. – Media and Special Guests Viewing

WHERE : Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson Street, Carson City, Nev.

 

On Wednesday, Sept. 3, Gov. Brian Sandoval, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and Kirk Clausen from Wells Fargo, the official sponsor of the medallion program, will be joined by the Nevada 150 Commission and special guests, to reveal the design and strike Nevada’s fourth and final sesquicentennial silver medallion for the State’s 150th birthday celebration.

The fourth design, voted on by more than 5,000 Nevadans, will be revealed at the minting. Participants had four choices that featured a broad range of images and topics representative of Nevada’s history and geography:  Hoover Dam – Then and Now; Lake Tahoe; Discover Both Sides of Nevada; and the Great Basin National Park.  As with the first three medallions, the Nevada 150 logo will be on the reverse side.

Included in the voting was a chance to win a silver medallion of the winning design and an invitation to mint the medallion at the ceremony.  Danielle M. of Reno was the lucky winner and will be on hand to help reveal the final design.

Orders for the final commemorative medallion marking Nevada’s Sesquicentennial begin Sept. 3 at 8:00 a.m. through the Nevada Legislative Gift Shop (LGS). The silver medallion is available to the public at $100.50 each. The copper medallion has the same design as the silver, and is available for purchase at $15 each. Each one-ounce collector’s medallion is made from pure Nevada silver from the Coeur Mine in Rochester, Nev. on the historic Coin Press No. 1 at the Nevada State Museum.

Orders for the Sesquicentennial medallions can be made through the Legislative Gift Shop (LGS) website by visiting www.nevadalegislature.com and clicking on **NEW ITEMS** under the gift shop button, or in person at the LGS, 401 South Carson St., Carson City.

Sales of the commemorative medallions help fund the Nevada 150 events and year-long celebration. Throughout the year, four different medallions will be released at different dates for purchase. For more information about Nevada 150, visit www.nevada150.org.

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ABOUT NEVADA 150

Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come.  Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history will be celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of all Nevadans.  Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration commenced on Nevada Day 2013 and concludes with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October, 2014. For more information, please visit www.nevada150.org.

 

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