Coin show raffle tickets on sale

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Nevada Territory, the Nevada State Museum staff designed a raffle prize to celebrate the Aug. 26-27 coin show.

Raffle tickets are now on sale for the grand prize, featuring three commemoratives: one ounce .999 fine silver medallion, celebrating the 150th anniversary; copper Abraham Lincoln medallion; and brass Nevada State Seal medallion. This prize is framed with a photo of the Carson City Mint and valued at $600. Other prizes include a $500 gift certificate to Northern Nevada Coin, and three 1884 GSA Carson City silver dollars, donated by Northern Nevada Coin.

The prizes are on display in the Dema Guinn Concourse. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5, and can be purchased over the phone by calling 775-687-4810, Ext. 237. Proceeds from the sale of the raffle tickets support education and exhibits.

The grand prize drawing will take place at 3 p.m. Aug. 27; lesser prizes will be raffled throughout the show. Winners not need to be present to win.

The Carson City Mint Coin Show features coins and collectibles, food sales by Friends of the Nevada State Museum, music, gold panning, numismatic education, and Coin Press No. 1 demonstrations. Silver Sponsors include the Nevada Appeal, and Northern Nevada Coin; sponsors include Downtown Coin and Friends of the Nevada State Museum.

The Nevada State Museum is at 716 N. Carson St. It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday. Enter through the Dema Guinn Concourse. Admission: $8 for adults and free for children 17 and younger and museum members. For information, call 775-687-4810.


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