Las Vegas Numismatic Society celebrates Nevada’s birthday

October 6, 2014 By ekr

Last Saturday, October 4, 2014, the Las Vegas Numismatic Society (LVNS) held a special meeting in honor of the Sesquicentennial of Nevada Statehood.  Over 100 members and guests attended.  Professor Michael Green of UNLV, noted Nevada, Civil War, and Lincoln historian, spoke about the events surrounding Nevada becoming a state on October 31, 1864.  Members of the Nevada Civil War History Association, dressed in period garb, brought many artifacts including a cannon.  The LVNS’ Carson City Type Set was on display along with the 2006 Nevada 50-State quarters.  Examples from Binion’s and Redfield’s hoards, and many other examples of Nevada coins, were also on display.  And what would a birthday party be without a cake?
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