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Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The United States Mint Carson City, Nevada

 
 
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By Trev Meed, February 15, 2014
1. The United States Mint 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.
 
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. Marker is on West Robinson Street near North Carson Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch 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
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By Trev Meed, February 15, 2014
2. The United States Mint Carson City, Nevada Marker
(about 400 feet away); 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). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada.   2. submitted on October 9, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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