Sets of silver medallions honoring state’s sesquicentennial available

The Nevada 150 Commission still has 35 sets of the silver Sesquicentennial commemorative medallions, which are made out of pure Nevada silver, available.

As part of the Sesquicentennial celebration, the Commission authorized a limited, numbered edition of 150 sets of Sesquicentennial medallions. Each medallion was individually pressed on the Historic Coin Press No. 1 at the former U.S. Mint located in the Nevada State Museum.

The complete silver sets come in wooden display box with a certificate of authenticity and include all four commemorative medallions. The first medallion features the state’s seal; the second design depicts a miner; the third medallion portrays three iconic Nevada signs — Wendover Will, Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas and the Reno Arch — a design chosen by Nevada’s school children; and the fourth and final medallion in the series represents Great Basin National Park as voted on by Nevadans. The Nevada 150 logo is featured on the reverse side of each medallion.

Silver sets are limited to two per family and cost $600 per set. Copper medallion sets are also available for $100 and include a display box. There’s no limit to the copper sets and they will be available until April 30.

Each one-ounce medallion is made of pure Nevada silver from the Coeur Mine in Rochester. The copper medallions are made with Nevada copper donated by Newmont Mining from its Phoenix mine.

Orders for the Sesquicentennial medallions can be made through the Legislative gift shop website by visiting then clicking “New Items,” or in person at the Legislative gift shop, 401 S. Carson St.


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