Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The United States Mint at 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.
Location. 39° 10.051′ N, 119° 46.033′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Marker is on North Carson Street (U.S. 395), on the right when traveling south. 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 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 Historic Fraternal Site of Carson City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rinckel Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away); Carson City (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.