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Carson City in Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada

 
 
The United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, February 15, 2014
1. The United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada Marker
Inscription. The original Carson City building is a formal balanced, sandstone block edifice, two stories high with a centrally located, cupola. The sandstone blocks were quarried at the Nevada State prison.

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.
 
Location. 39° 10.051′ N, 119° 46.033′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada, in Carson City. Marker is on North Carson Street (U.S. 395), on the right when traveling south. 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 Carson City, Nevada (within shouting distance of this marker); V & T, 1869-1950 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pony Express Monument (about 500 feet away); Federal Government Building (1888-1970) (about 500 feet away); St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
The United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, February 15, 2014
2. The United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada Marker
Marker is located just to the right of the door.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Fraternal Site of Carson City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rinckel Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away); Carson City (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Carson City.
 
The United States Mint Building image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, February 15, 2014
3. The United States Mint Building
U.S. Mint, which is now the Nevada State Museum. Marker is located inside of the main entry way.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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