Carson City in Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The United States Mint Carson City, Nevada
On March 3, 1862, Congress passed a bill establishing a branch mint in the Territory of Nevada.
The output of the Comstock Lode coupled with the high bullion transportation costs to San Francisco proved the necessity of a branch in Nevada.
From its opening in 1870 to the closing of the coin operations in 1893, coinage amounted to $49,274,434.30.
Erected by Nevada State Park System. Nevada Landmarks Society. (Marker Number 196.)
Location. 39° 10.037′ N, 119° 46.037′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada, in Carson City. Marker is on West Robinson Street near North Carson Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 North Carson Street, Carson City NV 89701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada (within shouting distance of this marker); Pony Express Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); V & T, 1869-1950 Federal Government Building (1888-1970) (about 400 feet away); St. Peterís Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Fraternal Site of Carson City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rinckel Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carson City (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carson City.
More about this marker. The building is located on the corner of North Carson Street (US 395) and the marker is on the side street (West Robinson Street)
Regarding The United States Mint Carson City, Nevada. The building is now the home of the Nevada State Museum.
Also see . . . U. S. Mint at Carson City. The mint at Carson City was a physical manifestation of the success of the Comstock Lode since it showed Federal recognition of the value of the mines located in the "hinterlands" of Nevada. (Submitted on October 11, 2015.)
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