Friday, May 30, 2014
11:00 a.m. – Media and Special Guests Viewing

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

On Friday, May 30, Governor Brian Sandoval, Lt. Governor 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 strike Nevada’s third sesquicentennial silver medallion for the State’s 150th birthday celebration.

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 with the Nevada Sesquicentennial logo on the back side. More than 200 classes participated in the contest and almost 5,000 total votes were cast. 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 third of four commemorative medallions marking Nevada’s Sesquicentennial begin May 27 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.

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 will commence on Nevada Day 2013 and conclude with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October, 2014. For more information, please visit www.nevada150.org.

 

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Nicole Carlsen, The Glenn Group
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