Las Vegas Numismatic Society to hold special presentation in celebration of Nevada’s 150th birthday

September 24, 2014 By ekr


The State of Nevada celebrates its 150th  Anniversary of Statehood this October.  From a historical perspective, the minting of silver and gold coins played a large part in Nevada’s past.  The Carson City Mint opened at the height of the silver boom to facilitate the minting of silver coins from the Comstock Lode.  The mint operated from 1870 to 1893.  

To celebrate Nevada’s 150th birthday, the Las Vegas Numismatic Society (LVNS) will hold a special meeting on Saturday, October 4 at 3 p.m.  This is a “Signature Event” as designated by the Nevada Sesquicentennial Statewide Commission.  Professor Michael Green of UNLV will talk about the story of Nevada statehood.  The Nevada Civil War History Association will demonstrate costumes and present artifacts of Nevada’s early history.  The LVNS’s special collections of Nevada coins will be on display as well as other historical items.  A special Nevada birthday cake, along with themed raffle and door prizes, will be shared.

The public is invited to join in the festivities at the Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 Brush St., Las Vegas, NV 89107.  Free admission and parking.  For more information, please contact Joe Cavallaro, 702-860-6032.

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