~Guy Clifton, Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs~
The Nevada State Museum, in partnership with the Reno Coin Club, will be celebrating the 95th annual National Coin Week, April 15-21, with a special event planned at the museum on Friday, April 20.
The theme for national weeklong celebration is “Connecting Cultures: From Many, One.” The event celebrates the role of numismatics (coin collectors) in building bridges and promoting unity and reconciliation.
“Nevada’s role in coin culture began when it was still a U.S. territory, and today the Nevada State Museum is proud to preserve that heritage in the former U.S Branch Mint in Carson City,” Museum Director Myron Freedman said. “National Coin Week is a great opportunity to learn about the multi-faceted meaning and history of coins, and have fun celebrating this fascinating chapter of Nevada’s story.”
On April 20 at the Nevada State Museum – the former home of the U.S. Mint – the Reno Coin Club will have a display in the concourse and two lectures during the day.
At 10:30 a.m., Joe Wozniak will be presenting, “Abraham Lincoln – Early Life, Beloved President, and Impact on U.S. Coinage.”
Then, at 1:30 p.m., David Elliott will be presenting, “The Changing Faces and Meanings of Liberty on Ancient and U.S. Coins.”
The museum will be doing minting demonstrations on Historic Coin Press 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees can purchase a blank in the museum store and have it minted into a medallion as they watch.
Attendees can also view the numerous artifacts related to the Carson City Mint, including the numerous coins that feature the historic “CC” mint mark – a distinction highly coveted by coin collectors today.
Admission is $8 for adults; free for museum members and children 17 and younger. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Bob Nylen at (775) 687-4810, ext. 239, or firstname.lastname@example.org,